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

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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.