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 (09-010.37-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 614

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Date: May 16, 2008

Participants: Medved, Riva Borukhovna. Interviewed by Dov-Ber Kerler, Jeffrey Veidlinger.

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 Riva Borukhovna Medved. (Part 3 of 3. See MDV 611 and MDV 613)

00:00:00 Medved talks about her life after the Perestroika, when she returned to Odesa. She then talks about her school education and addresses cultural performance in Odessa after the war.
00:03:40 Medved talks about food customs, in particular gefilte fish.
00:06:45 Medved discusses prewar holiday celebration, including food customs. She also mentions the Yiddish theater in prewar Bershad and a kosher butcher in prewar Odesa.
00:12:54 Medved recalls songs in Yiddish and Russian. She then talks about Jewish doctors before the war.
00:16:30 Medved addresses her mother’s cooking before the war. She then talks about prewar trial about Jewish slaughter customs.
00:19:27 Medved talks about prewar Jewish life, in particular her father’s religiosity. She then talks about her family and her work as a port dispatcher.
00:23:03 Medved recalls the best moments of her life and responds to the question with an anecdote.
00:24:39 End of recording.