The Yiddish Book Center's

Wexler Oral History Project

A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.

'It's Some Kind of Tikkun Olam (Healing of the World)': Resolving a Klezmer Controversy

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Jeff Warschauer talks about Europeans' interest in klezmer music and playing in Krakow. He describes a Holocaust survivor's outrage that he would play klezmer music in a country where so many Jews were murdered.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jeff Warschauer.

This excerpt is in English.

Jeff Warschauer was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1959.