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Nata Holava, June 28, 2021, preparation for the expedition.

"In an empty hall of the library, I am looking at a book by Geoff Sifrin, нашчадка a descendant of African

Scanned excerpts from a book by Geoff Shiffrin

Scanned excerpts from the book by Geoff Sifrin, great-grandson of the Zembin Jews who emigrated to Africa. The

Audio notes

A conversation with Lyudmila Ivanovna Valasevich (Kishkurnaya), born in 1956 (Zembin village)

The guys scan old photos from Lyudmila’s family archive, while she talks.

In the beginning – how, as a child, she starred in a feature film in Zembin.

15:39 – about musicians who played at weddings and holidays, how they celebrated.

21:54 – what was played after the war in Zembin – guitar and balalaika (in the photos).


July 2021 

Location – Zembin. 

Language – Belarusian. 

Recorded by Zmitser Kashlach and Siarhei Lisitsa.

Duration 32 min 43 sec.