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ikh vel aykh nisht geyn makhen kayne teoretishe pshetlakh vegen der vikhtikayt fun der konferents un ir badaytung far unser mame-loshn, nor ikh vel aykh dertseylen vus mayn mame a"h hot gevust vegen der konferents un vus zi hot vegen ir dertseylt. 

mayn mame iz geboyren gevoren in 1890 in a shtetl zabolotov, galitsia, vos is ober geven neynter kayn Czernovits vi kayn lemberg oder afilu stanislav. In 1908 is zi geven a kale-meydl, geven gut bahavnt in der yidisher literatur un a leyner fun "haynt" zind zayn ershten tog. khasine gehat in 1910 kayn storozinets, a shtetl ingantsn 24 km. fun Czernovits un gehat a bruder, ayzik, velkher iz geven a delegat zu der konferenz fun shtetl Kolomey. iz nathan birnbaum ir geven bakant fun ir bruderís, mayn fetters, dertseylen. un bikhlal iz dos yor 1908 geven a min oryentir in ir moyl, fun velkhen oder zu velkhen zi hot gerekhnt dos oder yents gesheyenis. azoy hot take zi aleyn khasine gehat nisht glat 1910, nor 2 yor nokh der konferents, mayn eltere shvester a"h iz geboyren gevoren nisht in 1911 nor dray yor nokh der konferents u.a.v. 

farshteyt zikh, flegt zi dermanen di konferents, nathan birnbaums kamf farín glaykh shtellen yidish un loshn koydesh un flegt zikh afile abisele barimen, mayne reyd zoln ir nisht tsu shver zayn, mit mayn feter ayzik a"h, dem delegat tsu der konferents. 

azoy arum hobn mayne brider un shvester gevust fun der czernovitser shprachen konferents nokh eyder zi is gevoren a"shem dovoríun a historishe eraygnis. 
 

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