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 (09-010.29-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 559

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Date: May 10, 2003 to May 11, 2003

Participants: Nisman, Dora Iosifovna; Dorfman, Boris Mikhailovich; Lebvol, Polina Shulmanovna. Interviewed by Dov-Ber Kerler, Jeffrey Veidlinger.

Location recorded: L'viv; Zhovkva, L'vivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine

Language: Yiddish, Russian

Culture Group: Jews, Yiddish-speakers, Ukrainians

 Recording Content:   

The first part of the recording is the continuation of a formal interview with Polina (Pesye, Pepe) Shulmanovna Lebvol, recorded in Zhovka. (Part 3 of 3. See Accession # 09-010.59-F MDV 777 and MDV 778)

The second part of the tape includes town footage of Zhovka, when the team takes a tour with Lebvol and Dorfman.

The third part of the tape is an informal chat on the streets of Zhovka with Dorfman and Lebvol.

The final part of the recording is a formal interview with Dora Iosifovna Nisman, nee Vaysman, born 1911 in Rezina, Moldova. (Part 1 of 3. See MDV 560 and MDV 561)

00:00:00 Lebvol answers dialectological questions from the AHEYM Yiddish linguistic questionnaire.
00:15:30 Lebvol, Dorfman and the team drive around Zhovka. The camera then collects footage, while Lebvol gives a tour of the former Jewish neighborhood.
00:18:17 The team arrives with Dorfman and Lebvol at the Zhovka Hasidic cemetery and the camera collects footage.
00:24:05 The camera films inside Tzadik Efraim Shor's grave, before collecting footage of other graves.
00:27:02 The team continues to drive around Zhovka with Lebvol and Dorfman, while she explains the former Jewish neighborhood of Zhovka.
00:29:35 They stop in the Zhovka town center and Lebvol describes the buildings. The team then bids farewell to Lebvol.
00:34:11 The interview with Nisman begins. She speaks about proofreading Dorfman's articles.
00:38:28 Nisman speaks about contemporary magazines.
00:40:04 Nisman provides personal information and addresses her language skills, as well as Yiddish literature.
00:44:08 Nisman shows family photographs, particularly her husbands'. Nisman's first husband was shot. She then speaks about her cultural activities today and also describes how she became aquainted with Dorfman. Nisman also shows a copy of Eliezer Steinberg's collection of poems. She states that she bought the book from his widow.
00:54:47 Nisman reads a poem from Steinberg's collection.
00:59:03 End of recording.