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.

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Sylvia Fuchs, a 99-year-old Amherst resident, describes her birth and early childhood, as the youngest of six, born prematurely at home in Harlem, New York.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Sylvia Fuchs.

This excerpt is in English.

Sylvia Fuchs was born in Harlem, New York in 1914. Sylvia died in 2017.