Interview with Maurice Lazarus
In this interview, Maurice Lazarus (1947 - ) discusses his family background on the North Side of Minneapolis, his education, experience teaching, law school, family life and settlement in Mendota Heights. The discussion turns to his grandfather Zalmen Brochin and Brochin's, a notable store/delicatessen on the North Side. He then turns to race riots and the Jewish exodus to the western suburbs during the 1960s. Lazarus discusses the reasons for the exodus and provides examples.
This interview was conducted by Jeff Norman, oral historian from California. "Urban Exodus: The Saint Louis Park Oral History Project" explores the post-World War II migration of Minneapolis's Jewish community from the city's North Side to the western suburb of Saint Louis Park. The 35 oral history interviews, representing diverse perspectives from within and beyond the Jewish community, tell the complex story of how, from 1945 to 1970, Saint Louis Park became a major center of Jewish life in Minnesota.
Listen to the interview in UMedia.