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.

A Mother's Broken Promise, An Uncle's Gambled Dowry, A Hat Full of Bullet Holes: The Beginning of My Parent's Marriage

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  • Sonia Pressman Fuentes, co-founder of the National Organization for Women, tells the torrential adventure of her parents' marriage - a winding tale full of lost affairs, broken promises, border-crossings, and almost-ends. It crosses the genres of a ghost story, a high-speed chase, and a romance.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Sonia Pressman Fuentes.

This excerpt is in English.

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About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?