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.

Klezmer Music is Both Close and Far

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Christian Dawid - Berlin-based, world-renowned klezmer clarinet player - explains how Klezmer music seems both very close and comfortable to him because of his Central European German background, and yet also very different.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Christian Dawid.

This excerpt is in English.

Christian Dawid was born in Bremen, Germany in 1968.