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.
Fred Irving's Oral History
Fred Irving - WWII veteran and retired ambassador - was interviewed by Allie Brudney on February 16, 2012, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
This interview was conducted in English.
Fred Irving was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1921.
Video highlights from this oral history
You Look at What's Inside A Person: Learning Liberal Jewishness From My Mother
2 min 41 sec
Slide 1 of 9
I Almost Came Close to Eating Something: A Forced March as an American Jewish POW at the End of WWII
2 min 54 sec
Slide 3 of 9