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.
You Look at What's Inside A Person: Learning Liberal Jewishness From My Mother
Fred Irving - WWII veteran and retired ambassador - discusses the values he got from his mother and the aspects of Jewish culture he finds important.
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. Fred died in 2016.
Other video highlights from this oral history
This Fellow Can't Seem to Die: American Soldier Tortured in a POW Camp During WWII
4 min 52 sec
Slide 3 of 8
I Almost Came Close to Eating Something: A Forced March as an American Jewish POW at the End of WWII
2 min 54 sec
Slide 6 of 8