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Video Archives: Bella Chirkova

Bella Chirkova

Bella Chirkova

born in Krasne , 1912

Videos

Bella Chirkova 's father was a rabbi and her grandfather was a cantor. During the war, she served at the front as a nurse. After the war she moved to Vinnytsya to study at a pedagogical institute, and then worked as a teacher. We met her at the Vinnytsya Jewish women's choir, where she was dancing and singing at ninety years of age.


Current Video: The Sabbath Candles

Bella Chirkova from Vinnitsa describes the process of lighting the Sabbath candles and talks about the personal prayers she usually says while lighting the candles.