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.

Learning Yiddish to Go Deeper Into and Beyond Klezmer

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Henri Oppenheim, klezmer musician based in Montreal, talks about the role of Yiddish culture in the contemporary klezmer music scene. He felt he had to investigate and learn Yiddish to better understand and appreciate the music.

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

This excerpt is in English.