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 (09-007.04-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 150

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Date: December 21, 2005

Participants: Kishlyansky, Grigory; Abramovich, Elena. Interviewed by Dov-Ber Kerler, Moisei Lemster, Dovid Katz.

Location recorded: Chișinău, Chișinău Municipality, Moldova

Language: Yiddish, Russian

Culture Group: Jews, Yiddish-speakers, Moldovans

 Recording Content:   

The first part of this recording is the continuation of a formal interview with Grigory Kishlyansky. (Part 2 of 2. See MDV 149)

The second part of the recording includes an interview with Elena Abramovich, the great-granddaughter of Mendele Mocher Sforim. This interview is conducted in Russian.

00:00:00 Kishlyansky answers dialectological questions from the AHEYM Yiddish linguistic questionnaire.
00:10:14 The team concludes the interview with Kishlyansky.
00:10:57 The camera cuts to the formal interview with Abramovich. She shows a Passover cup, she inherited from her great-grandmother. She also addresses personal letters between her great-grandfather and Sholem Aleichem.
00:15:38 Abramovich talks about visiting Sholem Aleichem's house. She then speaks about her father's studies at a conservatory in Odessa. Abramovich published a book about her great-grandfather called "Наш Менделе" (our Mendele).
00:21:40 Abramovich speaks about her family, in particular her father's work. She then shows manuscripts by Mendele's daugther about the encounter of Mendele and Sholem Aleichem.
00:29:37 Abramovich tells episodes about her great-grandfather.
00:33:06 Abramovich talks about Mendele's work and contemporary museums that host his collection.
00:39:48 End of recording.