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

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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.