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.

"Dad, an Eel in Yiddish is a Venger"

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Marc Caplan - Professor of Yiddish Literature, Language, and Culture at Johns Hopkins University - tells how he not only learns new Yiddish vocabulary in order to raise his children, he also learns new words from his children.

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.