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Oral history interview with Frida Isaakovna Pecherskaia

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.103.6 | RG Number: RG-50.632.0006

Frida Isaakovna Pecherskaia, born in 1927 in Bratslav, Ukraine, describes the practices during shiva, during which a woman mourner sat barefoot in black kerchief and cried (she also describes the shiva in Yiddish); how the deceased could not be left alone for the night; burying her husband in a tachrichim (Jewish burial shroud; the burning of the clothes of the deceased; being 13 years old when the war started; spending four years at the camp; being 17 when the war ended; her father returning from the front and the rest of her family perishing during the war (including her mother and four siblings); preparing Jewish dishes, including stuffed intestines and stuffed neck; her son Yuzik, who works as director of meat and dairy departments at the market, and her daughter Sima; how before the war everyone baked his or her own matzo and now it is delivered; the demographics of Tulchin before and after the war and the great loss to the Jewish community; Kaptsonivka, where the poor Jews lived; the large synagogue before the war; and how on Yom Kippur she and other Jews bring flowers and candles to Pechora camp, where many of her relatives are buried.

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Frida I. Pecherskaia
V. Fedchenko
A. Kushkova
M. Treskunov
interview:  2005 July 17
1 digital file : MP3.
Record last modified: 2020-06-24 14:45:55
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