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 (09-006.02-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 114

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Date: July 2, 2008

Participants: Reti, Bela. Interviewed by Dov-Ber Kerler.

Location recorded: Debrecen, Hajdú-Bihar County, Hungary

Language: Yiddish, Hungarian

Culture Group: Jews, Yiddish-speakers, Hungarians

 Recording Content:   

The recording is a continuation of a formal interview with Bela Reti. (Part 2 of 2. See MDV 113)

00:00:00 Reti speaks about his life today. He then talks about his family, in particular his father's observance. His father worked as tax collector. He also addresses the fate of rebbes from the region during World War II.
00:08:35 Reti talks about Jewish life in the region during World War II. He states that several thousand Jews were confined to the Kisvárda (Yiddish: Klaynvarden) ghetto. He then sings snippets of Hasidic songs.
00:12:00 Reti speaks about his life today. He then recites the Yom Kippur prayer "U'netane Tokef."
00:16:23 Reti then recites the prayer for "shlogen kapores" (zeh hatarn'gol yelech l'misoh, va'ani elech l'chaim tovim arukim v'shalom). He then addresses folk and healing customs, in particular regarding newborns. He then speaks about his life today.
00:22:12 Reti addresses prewar theater performances and Purim shpiels in Rohod.
00:25:01 The team concludes the formal part of the interview with Reti. He speaks about life today and chants prayers.
00:30:53 End of recording.