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.

Planning to Escape a German POW Camp

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Fred Irving - WWII veteran and retired ambassador - describes rooming with British prisoners of war and their plans to escape the POW camp prior to their liberation.

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.