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 (09-010.09-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 770

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Date: May 24, 2008

Participants: Yatskova, Dora Iosifovna. Interviewed by Dov-Ber Kerler.

Location recorded: Kopayhorod, Vinnyts'ka Oblast', Ukraine

Language: Yiddish, Russian

Culture Group: Jews, Yiddish-speakers, Ukrainians

 Recording Content:   

[MDV 770 was recorded before MDV 398 in the temporal sequence of the interview recordings]

The tape is a formal interview in Kopayhorod with Dora Iosifovna Yatskova, born in 1924 in Murafa. (Part 1 of 2. See MDV 398) It was recorded in Kopayhorod. She begins the interview by talking about her family. Her father was the director of a Yiddish school and taught Chemistry and Biology in Kopayhorod until it was closed in 1934.

Her family moved from Murafa to Kopayhorod in 1931. She has a brother, Hershele Kremer, who lives in Israel. Then the conversation moves to her life during the war. She and her family were imprionsed in a number of ghettos, such as the the Kopayhorod ghetto for three years until 1944. The tape concludes with a discussion of her prewar life. Yatskova worked as an accountant, before working as the cultural director of the House of Culture in Kopayhorod.

00:00:00 Town footage of Kopayhorod
00:01:15 Interview with unknown woman in Russian
00:13:44 Beginning of the interview with Dora Iosifovna Yatskova
00:15:39 Personal information and family
00:17:26 Entering Yatskova’s house
00:21:11 Childhood memories and family
00:22:51 Life in ghetto
00:23:48 Childhood memories and family
00:28:15 Family and Jewish cultural life
00:29:52 About speaking Yiddish
00:31:17 Jewish life before the war
00:33:51 (Not Described)
00:35:12 Jewish cemetery
00:36:30 Life today
00:37:06 Family and life after the war
00:38:34 Jewish food customs
00:39:40 Life today
00:42:46 Family
00:44:00 Childhood memories and life today
01:10:57 End of Recording.