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.

Ilya Shneyveys's Oral History

Ilya Shneyveys, multifaceted musician and member of the psychedelic Klezmer band Forshpil, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on March 15th, 2021 in Brooklyn, New York.

This interview was conducted in English.

Ilya Shneyveys was born in Latvia in 1983.