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.

"Bist a Yid?"

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Irv Zuckerman describes the moving experience of meeting Holocaust survivors at an labor camp in Vichy France after saying the Kaddish with fellow soldiers from his unit.

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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