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.

His Plane Goes Down in Hungary

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Fred Irving - WWII veteran and retired ambassador - recounts the day his plane was shot down over Hungary and his subsequent capture by German soldiers.

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.