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.

First Time at KlezKamp

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Michael Wex describes his first time at KlezKamp and his initial boredom. Yet after he simultaneously translated and sang "Caldonia," he explains that he had many more friends.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Michael Wex.

This excerpt is in English.

Michael Wex was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1954.