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.
The Beginning of A Catskills Career
Peter Sokolow, a full-time professional musician active in Klezmer revival, describes his first gig in the Catskills playing in an Orthodox hotel and being treated like a non-Jew by the ultra-observant guests. He goes on to speak about his second Catskills job at a bungalow colony.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Peter Sokolow.
This excerpt is in English.
Peter Sokolow was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1940.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
“I Found Out I Could Play Tunes on That Thing”: The Beginning of A Music Career
3 min 9 sec
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