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 (09-010.50-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 683

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Date: July 17, 2002

Participants: Yakuta, Mariia Andreevna. Interviewed by Dov-Ber Kerler, Jeffrey Veidlinger.

Location recorded: Teplyk, Vinnyts'ka Oblast', Ukraine

Language: Yiddish

Culture Group: Jews, Yiddish-speakers, Ukrainians

 Recording Content:   

The recording is the continuation of an interview with Mariia Andreevna Yakuta. (Part 3 of 4. See MDV 682, MDV 684, and MDV 689) The tape begins with a continuation of Yakuta's description of the synagogues of Teplyk. Discussion of religious life in Teplyk before the war (Passover, Simchat Torah). Discussion of closure of Yiddish schools and synagogues. Discussion of food customs and recipes for buckwheat dumplings and gefilte fish. Discussion of Sukkot.

00:00:00 Yakuta continues to speak about the local synagogue structure before the war. She specifically describes the interior of the Great Synagogue.
00:03:49 Yakuta talks about prewar holiday celebration, including Passover. She also recalls praying customs. Yakuta then talks about her family's life in the 1930s. She recalls how the Yiddish school was turned into a Ukrainian school. Yakuta maintains that the community agreed with the closure of the Yiddish school to be able to advance in careers.
00:10:07 Yakuta speaks about prewar Jewish and religious life in Teplyk. She describes how the community gathered in private homes in the 1930s. Yakuta then addresses her family's life in the 1930s. Yakuta explains how Ukrainian officials arrested her uncle in search for money.
00:13:54 Yakuta addresses food customs, including a recipe for buckwheat dumplings boiled in milk. She then remembers episodes from her childhood and poverty.
00:17:02 Yakuta speaks about prewar Jewish life and infrastructure. She then talks about prewar Sukkot celebrations at home.
00:20:21 Yakuta speaks about her childhood home, before sharing her mother's gefilte fish recipe. Yakuta also mentions other dishes, including borscht.
00:27:46 Yakuta answers dialectological questions from the AHEYM Yiddish linguistic questionnaire.
00:37:14 End of recording.