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.
Blue Hill Avenue
Elaine Trehub - retired Mount Holyoke College archivist - describes the sights, smells, and sounds of Blue Hill Avenue in the 1930s. Blue Hill Avenue was the main street near her home in Mattapan, a primarily Jewish neighborhood in Boston.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Elaine Trehub.
This excerpt is in English.
Elaine Trehub was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1928.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Your Good Fortune Should Be As Beautiful As You Are": My Father's Yiddish Expression
1 min 42 sec
Slide 5 of 18
I Invented A Khanike (Channukah) Angel: Transmitting Jewish Identity To My Children
3 min 37 sec
Slide 13 of 18