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.

Plane Goes Down in Hungary: Near-Death Experiences of a WWII POW

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Fred Irving, retired ambassador, describes the mission for the United States army during World War II that led to his prisoner of war status, a story that illuminates the amazing work of the Tuskegee Airmen.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Fred Irving.

This excerpt is in English.

Fred Irving was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1921.