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