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.

My Mother's Protest to Get into the Lavanburg Homes

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Fay Webern, New York City native and writer of historical, literary non-fiction, describes her mother's discovery of Lavanburg Houses, a low-income, non-profit housing option for families with children. Fay describes the coercion of her father to move there, and her mother's sit-down protest at 9 months pregnant to get into Lavanburg Houses.

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.