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.

Learning About Prejudice from My Black Childhood Playmate

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Fred Irving - WWII veteran and retired ambassador - talks about growing up as a member of the only Jewish family in a predominantly African American neighborhood.

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.