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

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

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.

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Gol'fel', Sof'ia Iosifovna
Osipovich, Pinia
interview:  2005 July 15
1 digital file : WMA.
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:53:48
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