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 (09-010.29-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 571

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Date: July 10, 2005

Participants: Brandler, Khaim Samsonovich. Interviewed by Dov-Ber Kerler, Jeffrey Veidlinger, Dovid Katz.

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

Language: Yiddish, Russian

Culture Group: Jews, Yiddish-speakers, Ukrainians

 Recording Content:   

This recording is the continuation of a formal interview with Khaim Samsonovich Brandler. (Part 3 of 4. See MDV 569, MDV 570, and MDV 572)

00:00:00 Brandler answers questions about cultural terminology. He then speaks about his family and the their view on his sister's acting. Brandler's father was married twice. Brandler grew up with three half-siblings and four siblings.
00:04:16 Brandler speaks about prewar Jewish life and communists. He states that communists were frequently arrested on Christian holidays. Brandler then mentions prewar organizations, including Poale Zion, before addressing the Israeli Yiddish journal "Lebensfragn" (life questions).
00:09:12 Brandler talks about his life before the war. During his childhood, he attended a Zionist summer camp in KroĊ›cienko, Poland. Brandler then sings part of "Hatikvah."
00:11:51 Brandler addresses prewar cultural life, specifically libraries. He lists popular Jewish and Polish writers.
00:16:45 Brandler talks about prewar holiday celebration at home. In particular, he addresses food customs on Sabbath, including cholent and gefilte fish.
00:21:04 Brandler speaks about his family, before addressing the occupational structure in prewar Mostiska. He also mentions a local fire, before talking about Jewish prewar press.
00:27:15 Brandler talks about prewar Purim, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur celebrations. He recalls how the synagogue caretaker symbolically hit the congregants on Yom Kippur. Brandler then addresses prewar religious institutions and continues describing holiday celebration during his childhood. Brandler recalls fasting.
00:36:55 Brandler addresses postwar Jewish life in Peremyshlyany.
00:41:11 Brandler answers questions about cultural terminology. He then speaks about the use of gravestones for construction.
00:44:44 Brandler answers dialectological questions from the AHEYM Yiddish linguistic questionnaire.
01:01:13 End of recording.