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.

Mole Latkes: A Hybrid Eastern European-Mexican Jewish Culture

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Ilan Stavans, academic and writer, explains his family and community's fusion of Ashkenazi culture with Mexican culture, leading to some interesting culinary innovations.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ilan Stavans.

This excerpt is in English.

Ilan Stavans was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1961.

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