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.
Sonia Pressman Fuentes's Oral History
Sonia Pressman Fuentes, co-founder of the National Organization for Women, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 6, 2015 in Sarasota, Florida.
This interview was conducted in English.
Video highlights from this oral history
My Brother's Intuition: How We Left Germany in 19335 minutes 5 seconds
"Eh, Let It Be Already": Abortion in Pre-War Berlin3 minutes 55 seconds
A Mother's Broken Promise, An Uncle's Gambled Dowry, A Hat Full of Bullet Holes: The Beginning of My Parent's Marriage11 minutes 54 seconds
A Family Saved from Deportation by Camille Huysmans2 minutes 9 seconds
"It Never Left Me": My Return Trip to Germany4 minutes 49 seconds
Passengers of The Red Star Line: The Only Survivor at the Museum Opening7 minutes 46 seconds
Records of My Ancestors: My Trip to Poland7 minutes 35 seconds
More information about this oral history
- Family histories
- Jewish Identity
- Yiddish language
- Immigration and migration
- World War II
- Eastern Europe
- Western Europe
- United States
- Yiddish Book Center
- Red Star Line Museum
- New York
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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.
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