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 David's Oral History
Fred David, who grew up in Germany before World War Two in a small rural Jewish community, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 9, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
This interview was conducted in English.
Video highlights from this oral history
Our Village Synagogue Was Destroyed on Kristallnacht1 minute 37 seconds
My Nazi Austrian Teacher Shook My Hand Before Returning to Austria1 minute 59 seconds
Eastern European Jews Passing through Hamm, Germany55 seconds
Description of Hamm an der Sieg and My Jewish Family's Cattle Business4 minutes 20 seconds
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