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.

Saved By The Flute

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Jerry Weinstein, former Education professor at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, relates how his father's musical ability on the flute saved him from having to fight in the front lines of the Red Army.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jerry Weinstein.

This excerpt is in English.

Jerry Weinstein was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1930.