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.

Suckling Pig With the Louisiana Jewish Community

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  • Marc Caplan tells a funny story involving a suckling pig to explain what it was like growing up Jewish in Louisiana.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Andrew (Marc) Caplan.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Andrew (Marc) Caplan was born in 1967 in Alexandria, Louisiana .

This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • suckling pig
  • cuchondelait
  • Louisiana
  • New Years Eve
  • Childhood
  • Family history, stories about ancestors
  • Jewish Identity
  • Family traditions
  • shabbat, shabbes, sabbath
  • United States
  • Food and culinary traditions
  • Assimilation

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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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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