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 Impulse That Drove Me to Klezmer Music

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Joshua Horowitz, Austrian musician and composer, explains the impulse he felt in Austria in the 1980s that drove him to learn more about klezmer music. A friend named Aron Saltiel introduced him to it.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Joshua Horowitz.

This excerpt is in English.

Joshua Horowitz was born in Niagra Falls, NY in 1960.