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.

How My Mother's Temper Tantrum Got Us Into America

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  • Eva Brown - child survivor and trauma psychologist - details the decisions that brought her and her family to the United States, including a tantrum her mother had that secured her father's acceptance into the country.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Eva Metzger Brown.

This excerpt is in English.

Eva Metzger Brown was born in Fuerth, Germany.

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.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?