Village store

The village store, called "Koperatiwa" in the post-war period, was, like most small stores in the villages, organized in consumer cooperatives. Here is listed the range of goods in the years 1960-61. During that time the 19-year-old Käthe Reiss, née Ferch, from Gutenbrunn was responsible for the store. The list is based on her memories. It is certainly not complete in all details, but covers the essentials with about 70 items.

List of goods

- Sugar
- Salt
- Rice
- Semolina
- Noodles
- Cooking oil on tap
- Vinegar
- Yeast
- Jam in 10 kg boxes
- Chicory coffee
- Canned fish
- Canned meat
- Rock salt for the animals

- Spices: pepper, red bell pepper, cloves, bay leaves
- Vanilla sugar
- Baking powder
- Shear bed for cake filling with vanilla, cocoa and fruit flavors
- Baking soda

- Candies of various kinds
- Potato sugar (glucose)
- Eugenia - a kind of prince roll
- Napolitane - a kind of Neapolitan wafers
- Balanced cookies
- Rahat
- Halwa

- Liquor
- Beer (rare)
- Cigarettes: 4 kinds: Marasesti, Nationale, Carpati with/without filter and Favorit

- Matches
- Soap
- Toothpaste
- Combs
- Curd soap
- Rock soda
- Ultramarine to lighten white laundry

- Fabrics for sewing clothes
- Needles; threads; buttons
- Yardage: bed linen, towels
- Stockings
- Underwear
- Rubber shoes - a kind of galoshes

- Nails
- Wire mesh
- Baking trays for baking cakes and bread
- Stovepipes
- Tinplate and blackplate

- Kerosene
- Petroleum lamps
- Cylinders for the lamps
- Spirit
- Batteries for lanterns and radios

- Lime
- Clay paints (oker) for the walls
- Oil paints - Firn ice - primer
- Stove colors: black, graphite for the hotplates and silver for the stovepipes.


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