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.

"It Spoke to the Heart and the Body": Why I Love Klezmer Music

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Theodor Heimann Olsen, klezmer trumpet player and queer activist, speaks about the relationship between klezmer and classical music, and the details of what makes playing klezmer so enjoyable.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Theodor Heimann Olsen.

This excerpt is in English.

Theodor Heimann Olsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2001.