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 (09-010.14-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 431

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Date: June 7, 2007

Participants: Shekhovich, Evgeniia Izrailovna. Interviewed by Moisei Lemster.

Location recorded: Drohobych, L'vivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine

Language: Yiddish, Russian, German

Culture Group: Jews, Yiddish-speakers, Ukrainians

 Recording Content:   

This recording is a formal interview with Evgeniia Izrailovna Shekhovich. (Part 2 of 3. See MDV 432 and Accession # 09-010.05-F MDV 364)

00:00:00 Shekhovich provides personal information and talks about her family. She then talks about her school education and discusses her childhood memories. Shekhovich studied at a trade school.
00:11:47 Shekhovich talks about Jewish life in prewar Sambor and holiday celebration at home. She left Sambor in 1944. She then talks about contemporary Jewish life and discusses holidays before the war.
00:23:31 Shekhovich briefly addresses Yiddish songs and answers questions about cultural terminology. Shekhovich talks about her education at a religious school (cheder) and food customs.
00:30:35 Shekhovich answers dialectological questions from the AHEYM Yiddish questionnaire and mentions Yiddish sayings.
00:38:48 Shekhovich mentions the different languages she spoke before the war, including Polish and Yiddish. She then talks about life today and before the war.
00:45:19 Shekhovich talks about her family. She explains that she survived World War II in hiding with the help of her non-Jewish husband. Shekhovich talks about her life before the war and remembers her grandmother reading tkhine (Yiddish-language prayer book).
00:52:21 Shekhovich talks about Jewish life in prewar Sambor, as well as her life after the war.
01:00:00 Shekhovich recites blessings for lightning and thunder.
01:01:47 End of Recording.