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.

Klezmer: The Voice of Jewish Mourning

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Jerry Weinstein, former Education professor at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, describes the change in Klezmer style music which he has witnessed over the years.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jerry Weinstein.

This excerpt is in English.

Jerry Weinstein was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1930.