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.
"We didn't win the war, the war won the war"
Irv Zuckerman talks about his realization, while riding in a boxcar at the end of World War II, that a war can't be won.
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.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"My Mother Did Not Allow Me To Run with the 'Trombeniks'": How My Childhood Made Me a Clumsy Soldier
2 min 42 sec
Slide 7 of 22