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.
Fay Webern's Oral History
Fay Webern - New York City native who has written about her life in New York from the Depression years to the end of World War II - was interviewed by Diana Clarke on June 14, 2015 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
This interview was conducted in English.
Fay Webern was born in New York, New York in 1927.
Video highlights from this oral history
Description of Lavanburg Homes, A Utopian Housing Co-operative in New York
3 min 40 sec
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Stories About My Bobe: Sneaking Out of Shul to Skinny Dip, Making a Living Through Depression
2 min 39 sec
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Popcorn and Fundraising at Intermission: Memories of New York Yiddish and English Theaters and Movie Houses
2 min 16 sec
Slide 6 of 11
"Kukh-aleyns”: The Jewish Summer Retreat for Those Who Couldn’t Afford the Catskills
1 min 23 sec
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