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 (09-007.04-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 168

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Date: May 24, 2006

Participants: Goldman, Khone Khaimovna. Interviewed by Dov-Ber Kerler, Jeffrey Veidlinger, Moisei Lemster.

Location recorded: Chișinău, Chișinău Municipality, Moldova

Language: Yiddish, Russian

Culture Group: Jews, Yiddish-speakers, Moldovans

 Recording Content:   

This recording is a formal interview with Khone Khaimovna Goldman, born 1922 in Chisinau. (Part 1 of 2. See MDV 169) She is Mikhail Mykolaivich Goldman's wife.

00:00:00 Goldman speaks about her life today during the postwar Soviet period and her family.
00:01:04 The formal interview with Goldman begins. She provides personal information and speaks about her family. Goldman's father was also born in Chişinău and worked as driver during the Romanian period and as railway constructor. Goldman grew up with one sister and one brother. Her sister died before the war and her brothe was killed during the war. Goldman moved to Romania in 1938.
00:04:25 Goldman speaks about her family and briefly her life before the war. She also addresses her life during World War II. She moved to Bukarest in 1938. Goldman evacuated to the North Caucasus, where she reunited with her brother, and stayed there until 1942. Goldman then explains how she evacuated further. Her father was injured and her mother was killed during evacuation.
00:07:57 Goldman speaks about her family. Her paternal uncle moved to Israel. She also touches upon her life before the war. After graduating from professional school in 1938, Goldman lived in Bukarest, Romania, to find work and stayed two years.
00:15:15 Goldman discusses her education before the war. She attended a Romanian primary school for four years, before studying at a Yiddish professional school to become a tailor. She then describes her studies at the professional school, as well as visiting her uncle's house on Sabbath.
00:20:36 Goldman speaks about her return to Chişinău in 1944 and life after the war. She recalls the living conditions in town and also provides information about her work at a printing press.
00:25:09 Goldman returns to teaching schedules at the Yiddish professional school.
00:28:19 Goldman speaks about her family. In particular, she addresses her father's observance and artifacts. She also talks about a contemporary Jewish museum in Chişinău. Goldman then provides more information on the professional school.
00:32:16 Goldman talks about her life before the war and mentions the streets she lived on. Goldberg worked in Bukarest, Romania, as tailor for two years, until 1940. She then describes her life in Bukarest. Goldman raised a son.
00:35:43 Goldman discusses her childhood memories and recalls how her mother koshered meat. She also mentions her family.
00:38:05 Goldman remembers holiday celebration and food customs, including Sabbath. She points out the difficulties to observe holidays during the postwar Soviet era.
00:41:09 Goldman addresses contemporary religious life, before she talks about her work as tailor. Goldman's brother published a book.
00:44:07 Goldman addresses prewar religious customs and Passover celebrations. She also addresses prewar religious life.
00:47:27 Goldman speaks about traditional weddings. She was married in 1948.
00:49:34 Goldman remembers Hanukkah and Purim food customs before the war. She then speaks about prewar Yiddish cultural life, particularly theater. Goldman also describes a drama circle at the Yiddish professional school.
00:54:30 Goldman answers questions about cultural terminology. She then addresses her father's observance, as well as her reading preferences. Goldman also lists Yiddish writers.
00:57:56 Goldman speaks about her mother's preparation of gefilte fish on Sabbath and beetroot soup on Passover.
01:00:23 Goldman answers questions about cultural terminology, before addressing folk and healing customs.
01:02:17 End of recording.