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 died in 2016.
Video highlights from this oral history
"For Tragedy, for Comedy, for Everything": Fyvush Finkel on the Yiddish Language
1 min 13 sec
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