[Romania, Iași; Jews, Yiddish-speakers; Romanians, Interviews, 2006] / collected by Dov-Ber Kerler, Jeffrey Veidlinger.

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Main contributor
Indiana University. Archives of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish Memories.
Interview topics include childhood memories, including family, education, prewar Jewish life in Iași, Odobești, Podu Iloaiei, Chernivtsi, Rădăuți, Transnistria, and Bîrlad, occupational structure and Zionist organizations, neighborhoods, market life, folk and healing customs, food customs, including gefilte fish, synagogues, prewar and postwar Jewish and Yiddish culture, particularly theater and musical performances, traditional weddings, holiday celebrations, including Passover, Shavuot, Simchat Torah, Sukkot, Purim, Sabbath celebrations with the local rebbe, prewar Hasidic life, non-Jews who spoke Yiddish; life during World War II, the Iași pogrom in 1941, forced labor in the Romanian army and Sharhorod, work in a quarry, life in the Iași, Ghernivtsi, Mohyliv-Podilskyy, Dzhurin, and Transnistria ghettos, the Red Army, fate of Jews in the region during the war; the postwar Soviet period, postwar Jewish life in Botoșani and Rădăuți, postwar Yiddish language and literature education in Rădăuți, contemporary Jewish life and visitors, cultural terminology and responses to dialectological questions. Includes visits to memorials in Iași, including the Abraham Goldfaden memorial, singing of popular Yiddish songs, and a tour of the former Meransky Synagogue of Iași. Descriptive information presented here may come from original collection documentation. Please note collections of historical content may contain material that could be offensive to some patrons.
Indiana University. Archives of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish Memories.
Jews; Social life and customs; Yiddish language; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); AHEYM Collection; Ethnic relations
Romania; Iași; Iași (Romania)
Archives of Traditional Music: AHEYM (The Archive of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish Memories)
Archives of Traditional Music
Yiddish; Romani; German
Rights Statement
In Copyright
Terms of Use
Use of the collection is permitted for individual and nonprofit educational and research purposes. Users may not make or distribute copies of the recordings, in whole or in part, for any purpose. Obtaining copies or making published reference to the content of the materials in this collection is subject to the depositor's and Archives' approval; Dov-Ber Kerler, Jeffrey Veidlinger, Archives of Traditional Music; Contract for deposit, Archives of Traditional Music.
Physical Description
14 videocassettes (miniDV, NTSC) (615 min.) : sd. col. ; 1/4 in.
Documentation includes biographical information, abstract of individual interviews, and transcriptions, annotations, translations, and interview synopsis.

Language Note

Spoken in Yiddish, Romanian and German.

Local Note

MDV 267--280


Dov-Ber Kerler, Jeffrey Veidlinger, Moisei Lemster, interviewers; Leyzer Finkelshteyn, Pinku Kaizerman, Avraham Karuel, Beno Hoyshe, Rudolf Rozenblat, Abraham Shtaigman, Ruti Moskovich, Bernard (Boris) Resh, Iakob Davidovich, Pnina (Perl) Davidovich, Avrom Shvartz, interviewees.

Statement of Responsibility

collected by Dov-Ber Kerler, Jeffrey Veidlinger.

Venue/Event Date

Recorded in Iași, Romania May 25-26, 2006.
Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 15307197; OCLC: ocn935241351; OCLC: 935241351; Collection Identifier: 09-008.06-F ATLV

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