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.

"It Was Like Being Handed a Baton": YIVO in the 1980s

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Henry Sapoznik - musician, scholar, and KlezKamp founder - describes the atmosphere at the YIVO Institute when he started working there in 1982.

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.