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.

Playing Klezmer as a German Catholic

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Georg Brinkmann—klezmer musician and teacher—speaks about reactions he receives about the music he plays, considering his personal identity as a German Catholic.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Georg Brinkmann.

This excerpt is in English.

Georg Brinkmann was born in Bonn, Germany in 1966.