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

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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.