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.

Moving to Cambridge, Massachusetts: "None of the Kids had Ever Seen a Jew Before"

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Miriam "Mimi" Erlich, z"l, descendant of Jewish historian Shimon Dubnow, Bund leader Henrych Erlich, and Russian poet Sofye Dubnow Erlich, talks about what it was like to move to Cambridge, Massachusetts as a kid. She describes her school interactions and her love for the city and the Red Sox.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Miriam "Mimi" Erlich.

This excerpt is in English.

Miriam "Mimi" Erlich was born in 1940. Miriam "Mimi" died in 2021.