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 (09-010.31-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 587

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Date: December 13, 2005

Participants: Vaisburd, Berta Aronovna

Location recorded: Mohyliv-Podil’s’kyy, Vinnyts'ka Oblast', Ukraine

Language: Yiddish

Culture Group: Jews, Yiddish-speakers, Ukrainians

 Recording Content:   

This tape is a continuation of a formal interview with Berta (Betya) Aronovna Vaisburd. (Part 2 of 2. See MDV 586) She shares more details about her war experiences and her escape from Pechera with approximately 20 other people, running for two hours, receiving help from local Christians, and bribing policemen along the way. Having grown up in a small village, Vaisburd’s mother knew Christian customs deeply and would cross herself and recite the Lord’s Prayer to fool others into thinking she was not a Jew. Vaisburd’s father was drafted when they reached Chernivtsi (Kleyn Tshernovits). The interviewee also shares a recipe for gorokhnivkes, a pea-filled pastry. Professionally, Vaisburd worked as teacher of Russian language and literature. She describes several important figures in the post-war Jewish community of Mohyliv-Podil’s’kyy, including the local shoykhet (kosher butcher) and a local leader named Sobol (whose wife was interviewed in Vinnytsya, 2005-002-06). The rest of the interview consists of Vaisburd answering more questions from the researchers’ linguistic data survey.

Cities and towns mentioned on this tape: Mohyliv-Podil’s’kyy, Chernivtsi (Kleyn Tshernovits), Pechera, Sharhorod, Borovka, Birobidzhan.