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.

"In Some Ways I'm Just Faking It": Behind Details of Leela Corman's Unterzakhn

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Leela Corman, graphic artist, shares how she chose her characters' names for her graphic novel, Unterzakhn, and talks about the challenges of reproducing the look and feel of tenement life.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Leela Corman.

This excerpt is in English.

Leela Corman was born in Massachusetts in 1972.