Monthly Archives: September 2009

About The MIR Project

Czernowitzers et al: I have been in contact with Reeva Kimble the webmistress of the Mir Belarus website. I came across her site while looking for other Jewish genealogical sites. May I recommend you spend some time browsing this interesting … Continue reading

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Do You Recognize?

Joe Poras writes: I have attached a picture of my grandfather taken just about one hundred years ago. From the beautiful fountain in the background which is located in some park, would you know if this was taken in Czernowitz … Continue reading

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Kimpeturn

Ever heard the Yiddish expression Kimpeturn ? Something like German Woechnerin. It has to do with child birth and lying in bed before ,during or after the process. This was a many weeks process in old times. (The girls of … Continue reading

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Help identify family in 1936 photo

This email was received today from Michal Apter-Lecker <micola@biu.013.net.il>: “This photo was taken about 1936 in Czernowitz, by – Jacob Broll … Ferdinand 38 ? I do recognize only one person – Yosef-Yoshko Orenstein – the 2nd. to the left. … Continue reading

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The Israelite Temple in Czernowitz – article from 1882

Edgar Hauster just sent this message to Jerome and I: “I’ve discovered an interesting article for our section “The Temple at Czernowitz”, released by “Allgemeine Bauzeitung” in Vienna for the year 1882. The article (pdf) covers the building history adding … Continue reading

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Petrified Bahachka.

http://i056.radikal.ru/0909/bd/d551cc17af84.jpg Where  Putyla river meets Cheremosh river stands  a rock.    Sheer 30 meters up.     The Petrified Bahachka.       Legend tells  story of  very rich and mean woman.         A Bahachka that is.     Peasant woman living nearby had  … Continue reading

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Operation Winterstorm.

On a peaceful winter morning , the front was quiet but then at 7 sharp : In a two pronged break- out from two strongholds the troops moved out swiftly. By 8 they met at plot 68 . The encirclement … Continue reading

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