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.

Passengers of The Red Star Line: The Only Survivor at the Museum Opening

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  • Sonia Pressman Fuentes, co-founder of the National Organization for Women, is one of the last living survivors who escaped Europe on the original Red Star Line. Sonia describes what she remembers from the trip, and then the moving and amazing story of her place within the Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp, Belgium.

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

This excerpt is in English.

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.

Tell Us Your Story

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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?