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.
Lorin Sklamberg's Oral History
Lorin Sklamberg, lead singer for The Klezmatics and YIVO sound archivist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 15, 2012 in Amherst, Massachusetts.
This interview was conducted in English.
Video highlights from this oral history
Why You Won't Hear Me Singing About The Old Country: Lorin Sklamberg on The Klezmatics Repertoire
4 min 21 sec
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"It Was More Like a Resuscitation": Lorin Sklamberg's Thoughts on Klezmer Revival
3 min 58 sec
Slide 6 of 8