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 (09-008.05-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 266

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Date: May 26, 2006 to May 28, 2006

Participants: Chajim, Ichak; Chirilau, Maria; Grinberg, Tania (Dr.). Interviewed by Dov-Ber Kerler, Jeffrey Veidlinger, Moisei Lemster.

Location recorded: Hîrlău; Mihăileni; Rădăuți, Iași County; Botoșani County; Suceava County, Romania

Language: Yiddish, Romanian

Culture Group: Jews, Yiddish-speakers, Romanians

 Recording Content:   

The first part of the recording is the continuation of a formal interview with Ichak Chajim. (Part 4 of 4. See MDV 262, MDV 263, and MDV 265)

The second part of the recording is a formal interview with Maria Chirilau, recorded in Mihaileni. (Part 1 of 3. See Accession # 09-008.07-F MDV 281 and MDV 282)

The third part of the recording includes an interview with Dr. Tania Grinberg, recorded in Radauti (see also: Accession # 09-008.10-F MDV 297 and Accession # 09-008.01-F MDV 230), as well as synagogue footage.

00:00:00 The team and Chajim walk to his home and the camera records footage.
00:01:45 Chajim shows his family's hanukiah. He maintains that it is older than 200 years.
00:05:41 Chajim talks about his life today. The team then concludes the formal interview with Chajim, before the camera collects footage of his house and courtyard.
00:12:03 Maria Chirilau provides personal information and talks about life today.
00:19:42 Chirilau speaks about her life today and provides personal information. She then speaks about her family. Chirilau raised two children and grew up with one sister.
00:23:12 The research team collects town footage of Rădăuţi, particularly a tour of the synagogue led by Grinberg.
00:24:02 The team and Grinberg enter the synagogue, while she speaks about local Jewish history during World War II. Grinberg then talks about the history of the synagogue, including rabbis.
00:27:20 The camera collects synagogue footage. Grinberg then speaks about other synagogues in the region.
00:31:09 Grinberg shares information about her amibitions to establish a museum about the history of Bukovinian Jews in Rădăuţi. Grinberg then speaks about her family.
00:35:12 Grinberg provides information about local schools in Romania that teach Yiddish. She then speaks about her school education at a Romanian school, which included Yiddish language lessons.
00:38:52 Grinberg talks about her work as head of the community. Grinberg explains how she organized the restoration of the synagogue building.
00:44:44 The camera collects synagogue footage.
00:47:44 They chat about regional life today and discuss the synagogue art.
00:50:15 Grinberg points out damages during World War II and continues the tour of the building.
00:58:27 End of recording.