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.

Tragic Story of Her Namesakes in Ukraine

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  • Fay Webern, New York City native and writer of historical, literary non-fiction, tells the story of the newlywed couple after whom she was named, who were murdered for their political views in her parents' village in Ukraine.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Fay Webern.

This excerpt is in English.

Fay Webern was born in New York, New York in 1927.

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?