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.

This Fellow Can't Seem to Die: American Soldier Tortured in a POW Camp During WWII

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Fred Irving - WWII veteran and retired ambassador - recalls his arrival at a German POW camp, and how he was chosen to be dragged through the village and stoned.

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.