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.

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Henry Sapoznik - musician, scholar, and KlezKamp founder - remembers his childhood growing up in the Lubavitch community in Crown Heights in Brooklyn, New York. Not coming from a Hasidic home, Henry recalls both his Lubavitch education and his desire to play baseball.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Henry Sapoznik.

This excerpt is in English.

Henry Sapoznik was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1953.