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.

1949: I Was a Guard at Peekskill When Paul Robeson Performed

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Herb Molin, a former lawyer for the City of New York, remembers serving as a guard at Paul Robeson's 1949 concert in Peekskill, NY and describes the turbulence following the concert.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Herb Molin.

This excerpt is in English.

Herb Molin was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1925.