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 (09-007.05-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 184

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Date: June 7, 2006

Participants: Leibelman, Fira Nutovna. Interviewed by Dov-Ber Kerler, Moisei Lemster.

Location recorded: Dubăsari, Transnistria, Moldova

Language: Yiddish

Culture Group: Jews, Yiddish-speakers, Moldovans

 Recording Content:   

This recording is a continuation of a formal interview with Fira Nutovna Leibelman. (Part 2 of 2. See MDV 183)

00:00:00 Leibelman talks about her family, in particular her husband. She recalls a story about the Jews of Rascov and another story about a wealthy man. She then remembers the Ribnitzer rebbe Chaim Zanvl Abramowitz, before she discusses meetings organized by the Tarbut school in Rezina. Leibelman also mentions that she read in Yiddish “Afn yerid” before the war.
00:11:59 Leibelman talks about life today.
00:15:26 Leibelman talks about her life during the war in the Bershad ghetto. She then discusses her life during the immediate postwar period. After the liberation of the Bershad ghetto, Leibelman walked to Rîbnita. Leibelman explains that at first the Soviet army would not let her family go to Dubăsari. On the way home, to Libshen, they stopped in Rezina and another village, where they received food. Leibelman then answers questions about cultural terminology and folktales.
00:25:21 Leibelman recites again the parody of the Four Questions for Passover, before she talks about her life after the war in Dubăsari, post-1956, and contemporary Jewish life.
00:29:03 Leibelman answers linguistic questions from the AHEYM Yiddish questionnaire. She also tells anecdotes about prewar Jewish life.
01:02:26 End of recording.