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 Mysteries of Jewish Music

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  • Henri Oppenheim, klezmer musician based in Montreal, responds to the question, "How did you feel hearing klezmer for the first time?"

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Henri Oppenheim.

This excerpt is in English.

This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Jewish Identity
  • Music
  • Klezmer
  • song, singing
  • Roots, heritage

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

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