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.

The Vilna Troupe and Transnational Yiddish Art Theatre

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Debra Caplan, Ph.D. candidate in Yiddish, briefly explains her dissertation which focuses on the Vilna Troupe and their role in creating a Yiddish art theater movement.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Debra Caplan.

This excerpt is in English.

Debra Caplan was born in North Wales, Pennsylvania in 1985.