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.

I Almost Came Close to Eating Something: A Forced March as an American Jewish POW at the End of WWII

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Fred Irving - WWII veteran and retired ambassador - describes the German soldiers forcing him and his fellow prisoners of war to march away from the oncoming Soviet army.

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.