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Oral history interview with Pinia Osipovich and Sof'ia Iosifovna Gol'fel'

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.103.28 | RG Number: RG-50.632.0028

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    Oral history interview with Pinia Osipovich and Sof'ia Iosifovna Gol'fel'


    Interview Summary
    Pinia Osipovich, born in 1932, discusses the demographics in Tulchin, Ukraine; his parents, who were very religious and celebrated Passover and other holidays; living in his mother’s two-story stone house which also served as a synagogue where men prayed on the first floor, women on the second floor; speaking Yiddish at home; events under the occupation of the Germans; the poor people who lived in Kaptsonivka neighborhood near the Jewish cemetery; his son who lives in Sverdlovsk and understands Yiddish but cannot speak it; his grandson Edik who does not know any Yiddish; and his work at a shoe factory for 49 years.
    Sof’ia Iosifovna Gol’fel’, born in 1936, discusses the lack of Jews in Tulchin, Ukraine; the matchmaker Esther; the Klezmer musicians who used to play a wedding march at weddings; traditions during Jewish weddings; traditions at Jewish funerals; her mother’s second husband who was a Jewish mailman; and the occupations of the Jews who used to live in Tulchin.
    Sof'ia I. Gol'fel'
    Pinia Osipovich
    interview:  2005 July 15

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    The European University at St. Petersburg contributed the St. Petersburg Judaica Project to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in June 2009.
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