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Oral history interview with Frida Isaakovna Pecherskaia

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

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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.

Interviewee
Frida I. Pecherskaia
Interviewer
V. Fedchenko
A. Kushkova
M. Treskunov
Date
2005 July 17  (interview)
Extent
1 digital file : MP3.
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