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 (09-008.09-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 296

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Date: July 8, 2008

Participants: Freundlich, Mihai. Interviewed by Dov-Ber Kerler.

Location recorded: Oradea, Bihor County, Romania

Language: Yiddish, Hungarian

Culture Group: Jews, Yiddish-speakers, Romanians

 Recording Content:   

The recording is a formal interview with Mihai Freundlich. (see also: MDV 287,288,291)

00:00:00 Freundlich speaks about social geography and languages of the region in the prewar period. In particular, he recalls poor visitors (mainly peasants) from the Maramure┼č region to Baia Mare on Sabbath.
00:08:49 Freundlich talks about contemporary Jewish life in Oradea. He also addresses food customs, particularly pickles.
00:28:05 Freundlich shares episodes from his childhood and eating habits. He also remembers a Sabbath dinner in a neighboring town.
00:36:05 Freundlich sings a Yiddish songs about green beans. He then speaks about childhood friends and neighbors.
00:40:57 Freundlich sings the song again, before he talks about a friend he met in prison in Baia Mare 1944.
00:43:04 Freundlich sings the song "Oy oy Baranovich" he learned from his friend.
00:44:55 End of recording.