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.

Fyvush Finkel's Oral History

Fyvush Finkel, z"l, comedian, actor, and singer, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 23, 2014 in New York, New York.

This interview was conducted in English and Yiddish.

Fyvush Finkel was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1922. Fyvush, z"l, died in 2016.

Artifacts related to this oral history

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?