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 (09-010.52-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 701

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Date: May 27, 2007

Participants: Sapozhnik, Klara Naumovna; Gingold, Manya Izrailevna. Interviewed by Dov-Ber Kerler, Moisei Lemster.

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

Language: Yiddish

Culture Group: Jews, Yiddish-speakers, Ukrainians

 Recording Content:   

This tape begins with the last moments of an interview with Klara (Khaye) Naumovna Sapozhnik. (Part 2 of 2. See MDV 700) She gives the team a jar of her homemade seabuckthorn oil and shows them old photos of the kolkhoz where she and her family lived, as well as pictures of her husband, her son, and her granddaughter in Moldova. She also speaks briefly about contemporary issues in Ukraine and within the region’s Jewish community.

The team is led to the apartment of Manya (Mintse-Freyde) Izrailevna Gingold (born 10 March, 1927 in Tomashpol’). (Part 1 of 2. See MDV 702) She speaks about her grandparents and parents. Her father was a laborer. Gingold received an education in both Yiddish and Russian-language schools. She depicts her life now as lonely and difficult. She never worked and therefore receives a lower pension. Gingold also shares memories of the Tomashpol’ ghetto and Jewish holidays before the war, including their attendant culinary and religious customs. The remaining part of the interview consists of the researchers asking the interviewee a list of questions in order to collect linguistic data on the Yiddish language.