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.

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 interview was conducted 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:

  • Childhood
  • Family history, stories about ancestors
  • Jewish Identity
  • Family traditions
  • shabbat, shabbes, sabbath
  • United States
  • Food and culinary traditions
  • Assimilation

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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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