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.

A Gentile in the Klezmer World

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  • Christian Dawid - Berlin-based, world-renowned klezmer clarinet player - discusses what it is like to be a non-Jew in the klezmer world.

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

This excerpt is in English.

Christian Dawid was born in 1968 in Bremen, Germany.

This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.

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Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • KlezKanada
  • Music
  • Career and Professional Life
  • Jewish community
  • Klezmer

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

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