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.
Peter Sokolow's Oral History
Peter Sokolow, a full-time professional musician active in Klezmer revival, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 5, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York.
This interview was conducted in Yiddish and English.
Peter Sokolow was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1940.
More information about this oral history
- Family histories
- Jewish Identity
- Yiddish language
- Yiddish learning
- Yiddish speaker
- Career and Professional Life
- World War II
- Jewish holidays
- United States
- Politics and political movements
- Jewish resorts
- Yiddish personalities
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About the Wexler Oral History Project
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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