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ייִדיש מעלבורן YIDDISH MELBOURNE - MEMORIES

The following extracts have been selected from recordings and writings of those with firsthand knowledge of Yiddish Melbourne.  This section is in the first stage of development and a number of further extracts are to be added.

Please click on the names below to read:

David Burstin
Aviva Kowadlo Silbergeld
Shmuel Rosenkranz
Yasha Sher
Hymie Kolt/Leon Grodski
Shirley Freedman
Sam Lipski
Mary Fisher
Moshe Ajzenbud
Avram Zeleznikow
Ben Burstin
Yankel Pushett

Photo of Zal Markov's chemist shop at corner of Elgin and Drummond Streets, 1920s

Zal Markov's chemist shop
at corner of Elgin and Drummond Streets, 1920s

Photo of Mr A. Boltin outside his grocery shop at 362 Lygon Street Carlton, circa 1930

Mr A. Boltin outside his grocery shop at 362 Lygon Street Carlton, circa 1930

Photo of Watkins' Kosher Butcher Shop, 338 Lygon Street.  The first kosher butcher shop in Carlton (1929).

Watkins' Kosher Butcher Shop, 338 Lygon Street. The first kosher butcher shop in Carlton (1929).