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.

American and Jew: Negotiating Identities

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Elaine Trehub - retired Mount Holyoke College archivist - carefully details how she merged her American and Jewish identity, her experiences with other Jews, and her determination to never feel ashamed of her Jewishness.

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.