Cup of tea in London

 The recording took place at the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center in Or Yehuda

 

Name of speaker: 
David Chuthur Bassun
Gender of speaker: 
Male
Occupation of speaker: 
Executive
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
67
Year of immigration: 
1995
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke
Year of recording: 
2017

Translation: 

I’ll tell you a joke.

I come to this man who had a phone and asked him: “How do I get to…” and he said: “Take a taxi”.

I am from Baghdad. I am not used to take taxies and I have 20 Dinars with me. The cucumbers are this big, and we buy 5-10 kilos in Baghdad.

I came to him after 1967. The moment he opened the door I saw he had a Star of David on his neck. He told me: "I was like that in Manchester, this is my girlfriend".

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