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 (09-010.52-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 702

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Date: May 28, 2007

Participants: Gingold, Manya Izrailevna; Miaskovskij, Moisei. Interviewed by Dov-Ber Kerler

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

Language: Yiddish, Russian

Culture Group: Jews, Yiddish-speakers, Ukrainians

 Recording Content:   

This tape begins in the middle of the researchers’ collection of linguistic data from Manya (Mintse-Freyde) Izrailevna Gingold. (Part 2 of 2. See MDV 701) She also tells how her father used to make his own wine. The tape then cuts to various unidentified old photos.

The recording switches to a formal interview with Moisei (Moyshe) Miaskovskij (b. 1923). (Part 1 of 2. See MDV 703) He shares wartime stories and talks about how he won three medals then. He also speaks of his parents and childhood friends. In celebration of Jerusalem Day, Miaskovskij relates about how he wrote a poem in Russian and set it to a piece of French music. At the request of the researchers, he sings Yiddish songs he knows, including Tum balalaika and Makhteyneste mayne. He still has his father’s Yiddish books in the attic, but he cannot read them.