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.

Henry Sapoznik's Oral History

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Henry Sapoznik - musician, scholar, and KlezKamp founder - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 20, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

This interview was conducted in English.

Henry Sapoznik was born in 1953 in Brooklyn, New York.

This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.

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Themes in this oral history:

  • Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, NYC, Henry Sapoznik, Mt. Aier North Carolina, Madison, Wisconsin, Washington Square, Greenwich Village, Adrienne Cooper, Diva Abramovitch, Sarah Gordon, YIVO, Klez Kamp, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s,
  • Advice
  • Family history
  • stories about ancestors
  • Childhood
  • Jewish Identity
  • Yiddish revival and activism
  • Coming back to Yiddish
  • Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish
  • Music
  • Ethnography
  • Career and Professional Life
  • Scholarship
  • Academia
  • Education
  • Eastern Europe
  • United States
  • Politics and political movements
  • Transmission
  • Jewish community
  • Klezmer
  • Yiddish Book Center
  • Roots
  • heritage

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

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