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.

Destroying Ammunition in Cairo While in the British Army

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  • Arnold Friedmann - Emeritus Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst - describes his work as an ammunitions specialist in the British Army during 1944 and 1946. Arnold describes how ammunition was destroyed with the help of German and Italian prisoners of war.-

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Arnold Friedmann.

This excerpt is in English.

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About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

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