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.

Understand a Language to Understand the Soul

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Henri Oppenheim, klezmer musician based in Montreal, speaks to his experience of learning Yiddish to inform his exploration and work with klezmer music.

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

This excerpt is in English.