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.

"Papa's Cheese": The Jewish Immigration Story of a 100-year-old Wedge of Cheese

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Musician Clare Burson narrates the story of her "papa's cheese," a surviving wedge first given to her great-grandfather in 1890s Lithuania, and explains how it inspired her.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Clare Burson.

This excerpt is in English.

Clare Burson was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1975.