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.
"My Goal Has Always Been To Break Out Of The Ghetto": Yiddish Content within American Culture
Henry Sapoznik - musician, scholar, and KlezKamp founder - talks about his goal to make Yiddish culture more visible and accessible within the broader American culture.
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.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"It's Something That's Yours": Yiddish Culture For Those Who Grew Up With It And Those Who Didn't
1 min 46 sec
Slide 7 of 9