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 (09-007.04-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 173

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Date: June 2, 2006

Participants: Dajch, Dora Abramovna. 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 the continuation of a formal interview with Dora Abramovna Dajch. (Part 2 of 2. See MDV 172)

00:00:00 Dajch speaks about life today, as well as how her mother practiced folk customs.
00:04:02 Dajch describes a traditional wedding, including food customs, in prewar Nisporeni.
00:07:15 She addresses prewar cultural life, including Zionist organizations. She also talks about Simchat Torah celebration in Nisporeni and mentions the neighboring village Boldureşti.
00:12:21 Dajch answers questions about cultural terminology and from the dialectological questions from the AHEYM Yiddish linguistic questionnaire. She then talks about her family.
00:15:02 Dajch speaks about her life and work as tailor before the war. She then sings "A sikele, a kleyne" (a small sukka), written by Avrom Reyzen.
00:18:00 Dajch addresses wedding customs. She then speaks about her life during World War II, which she spent in evacuation in the Caucasus and Chortoq, Uzbekistan from 1942 through 1945. Dajch was an accountant on a kolkhoz. Dajch also mentions the cities she visited after the war.
00:22:35 Dajch answers dialectological questions from the AHEYM Yiddish linguistic questionnaire. She also addresses prewar Jewish occupations in Nisporeni (29:40).
00:38:05 The team concludes the interview with Dajch and she sings the beginnings of a song in Romanian.
00:39:13 End of recording.