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.
1987-1994: Lorin Sklamberg Describes YIVO At A Moment of Transition
Lorin Sklamberg, lead singer for The Klezmatics and YIVO sound archivist, discusses his time working at YIVO. He explains in particular the dynamic between the "old guard" from Vilna and the younger generation of American Yiddishists there.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Lorin Sklamberg.
This excerpt is in English.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Why You Won't Hear Me Singing About The Old Country: Lorin Sklamberg on The Klezmatics Repertoire
4 min 21 sec
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