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 (09-010.37-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 609

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Date: May 15, 2008

Participants: Listengurt, Sima Moiseyevna. Interviewed by Dov-Ber Kerler, Jeffrey Veidlinger, Moisei Lemster.

Location recorded: Odesa, Odes'ka Oblast', Ukraine

Language: Yiddish, Russian

Culture Group: Jews, Yiddish-speakers, Ukrainians

 Recording Content:   

The tape is a continuation of a formal interview with Sima Moiseyevna Listengurt. (Part 2 of 2. See MDV 608)

00:00:00 Listengurt talks about Jewish scientists and contemporary Jewish life.
00:03:35 Listengurt talks about prewar Jewish life in Odesa and initial expectations of Hitler’s occupation. She then talks about Jewish life at the beginning of World War II.
00:08:59 Listengurt discusses her life in evacuation, in comparison to the wealthier families.
00:11:30 Listengurt talks about post-World War II politics, including the founding of Israel.
00:19:57 Listengurt talks about Lazar Kaganovich. She then talks about prewar Jewish life on Crimea.
00:26:28 Listengurt talks about postwar Jewish politics regarding Crimea. She also addresses postwar Soviet politics.
00:31:54 Listengurt talks about Stalin’s politics and the doctor’s plot of 1952/53. She recalls that period during her studies at an institute and the subsequent public antisemitism.
00:42:51 Listengurt talks about her education, her family, and Yiddish literature.
00:47:21 Listengurt discusses and recites parts of Jewish literature, in particular by Itzhak Katzenelson.
00:51:46 Listengurt talks about her family and Jewish writers. She then talks about contemporary Jewish life and music.
00:56:23 Listengurt talks about her sister, who studied at the Odesa Medical Institute. She served as a nurse during the war returned home from Romania. She then talks about her life after evacuation in the Caucasus. Listengurt’s sister finished her medical studies after the war and worked as a doctor.
01:01:57 End of recording.