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.

"I'm the only one without a grandmother on stage"

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Christian Dawid - Berlin-based, world-renowned klezmer clarinet player - remembers playing the Lodz program with the Klezmer group Brave New World and thinking that he may be the first German to play these songs.

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.