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.

Leon Feinberg Refuses Chagall Painting

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Leon Feinberg, Norman's father, was close friends with Chagall, who at one point offered one of his paintings as a gift. Norman explains that Leon came from the same town in Eastern Europe as Paul Muni and Marc Chagall.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Norman Feinberg.

This excerpt is in English.

Norman Feinberg was born in Bronx, New York in 1947.