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.

Anti-Semitism in His Infantry Unit

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Irv Zuckerman describes the anti-Semitism he experienced for the first time while fighting in World War II.

To learn why he joined the army, see clip: "People who are Jewish wait to be drafted, Jews enlist"

To learn about why he didn't care if he survived, see clip: "A Plan to Get Killed"

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Irv Zuckerman.

This excerpt is in English.

Irv Zuckerman was born in New York in 1924. Irv died in 2019.

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