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 (09-010.29-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 572

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Date: July 10, 2005 to July 11, 2005

Participants: Dorfman, Boris Mikhailovich; Brandler, Khaim Samsonovich; Leibel, Volf Tsalevich. 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:   

The first part of the recording is the continuation of a formal interview with Khaim Samsonovich Brandler. (Part 4 of 4. See MDV 569, MDV 570, and MDV 571)

The second part of the recording is an informal meeting with Boris Mikhailovich Dorfman.

The final part of the recording is a formal interview with Volf Tsalevich Leibel. (Part 1 of 2. See MDV 573)

00:00:00 Brandler answers dialectological questions from the AHEYM Yiddish linguistic questionnaire.
00:06:13 Brandler speaks about prewar Yiddish theater performances and proverbs, before he continues to answer dialectological questions from the AHEYM Yiddish linguistic questionnaire.
00:33:09 The team concludes the interview with Brandler, before conducting an informal interview with Dorfman. They speak about contemporary religious life and the community.
00:36:08 The team and Dorfman greet Leibel in his apartment. They then set up the interview with him.
00:40:09 The formal interview with Leibel begins. He provides personal information.
00:41:28 Leibel provides personal information. He also talks about prewar Jewish life in his hometown Rivne. Leibel also addresses his childhood memories and family. Leibel's father was a scrap dealer. Leibel attended a Polish school until 1939, before attending the university for two years.
00:49:30 Leibel speaks about his life during World War II. He was drafted into the Red Army and came through Berezhtsi, near Kremenets, Pochaiv, Kharkiv province in 1942. Leibel describes the situation Berezhtsi under German occupation. Leibel was sent to the front from Kharkiv province. He was the commander of a division within the cavalry. In February 1945, Leibel explains, he was sent to a military training school for lieutenants.
00:57:16 Leibel speaks about his life after the war. He returned to Lviv and graduated from military school. Leibel then speaks about his family. He met his wife in 1948 and raised a son.
00:59:20 Leibel addresses postwar religious life and his observance. Leibel worked at a municipal office for 43 years.
01:01:29 End of recording.