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 (09-010.37-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 617

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Date: May 16, 2008

Participants: Tokar, Isaak Naftulovich. 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 Isaak Naftulovich Tokar. (Part 3 of 3. See MDV 615 and MDV 616)

00:00:00 Tokar talks about his military service and his injuries, as well as addresses antisemitism. He fought in the artillery division as officer of observance. He started out his military in Ordzhonikidzevskaya, near Vladikavkaz, joined by other Jewish evacuees.
00:06:32 Tokar talks about life today, before talking about his life after the war. He attended evening courses at a Construction Institute for six years. His wife worked as the doctor for the district.
00:13:15 Tokar talks about contemporary Jewish life in Odesa. He also talks about his wife.
00:18:37 Tokar talks about prewar religious life in Zheludok. He then talks about his religious education. Tokar’s father hired a private tutor. Tokar then discusses life today, including journals published by the community.
00:23:12 Tokar talks about life and politics today.
00:32:12 Tokar recalls poems he learned during his childhood and talks about life today.
00:37:31 End of recording.