Video Archives: Bella Chirkova
born in Krosne , 1912
Bella Chirkova was born in Krosne in 1912. Her 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.