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.

Comparing Narewka to Louisiana

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Marc Caplan - Professor of Yiddish Literature, Language, and Culture at Johns Hopkins University - ponders the similarities between his great-grandfather's hometown of Narewka (in present-day Poland) and Alexandria, Louisiana, where he settled.

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

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Marc Caplan was born in Alexandria, Louisiana in 1967.