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.

Leonard Nimoy Remembers Boston's West End Neighborhood

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  • Leonard Nimoy - Jewish actor most well-known for his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series - reflects on the Boston neighborhood where he grew up. Known as the West End, this neighborhood was radically changed through urban renewal initiatives and is nothing like the heymish "village" he once knew.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Leonard Nimoy.

This excerpt is in English.

was born in 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts. Leonard, z"l, died in 2015.

This interview is part of the series.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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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.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?