The “Third Man Enigma” Persists!

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Wilhelm Tittinger’s Funeral


Links: Allgemeine Bauzeitung Wien 1911 (pdf) + Der Tag

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Since reading the “Tag” daily I am very well informed about what happened in the town when I was only 3 years old. Many names appear that I recall from the later 1930th. In to-days’ edition there is for the first time an announcement that must have been revolutionary for the time. A man whose wife is away for several weeks looks for a nice young woman for company. Look on page 3, November 23 1932.

Edgar must have read in the next numbers of the paper if this was a hoax or indeed in 1932 they already had a “mica publicitate” that compares with our times. Was it an April 1 announcement in  November, or did somebody really mean it, and if this is so how can we make out who that man was? Any ideas?

Also why are some announcemeents in latin letters while the main text and other announcements are still gothic?


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The Third Man Enigma

Rose Ausländer, Helios Hecht, Itzik Manger, Arnold Schwarz (?)

Is the third man at the right really Arnold Schwarz, the editor of the Czernowitzer daily newspaper “Der Tag”? Experts are in doubt, me too, as Arnold Schwarz, born in 1880, would have been 48 years old on that photo from the year 1928. Please help and let us know your knowledge/supposition!

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Bukovina Census 1857

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Old Jewish Cemetery in Czernowitz

Menorah, Vol. 9 (1927), pp. 503-504, Dr. Max Diamant: Der alte jüdische Friedhof in Czernowitz. Click here for the full article.

Artibus et Historiae, Vol. 9, No. 17 (1988), pp. 127-135, Moshe Barasch: Reflections on Tombstones: Childhood Memories. Click here for the full article.

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Gueboiren of Tzu Kvetchen

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Is based on the first Chapter ot Michael Wex book Born to Kvetch,

Kvetchen zaij bakluguen is nit blois a shpas, oder di enfert tzu shlejte tzeiten oder shvirikaiten. Kvetchen is a leiben stil dos hot gurnisht tzu tien mit di meiglijkait tzu oisfiren dos vos nen vil oder men zujt in leiben.

Kvetchen, complaining is not just a joke, or the response to problems or difficult times. Kvetchen is a way of living that is not related with the possibility of accomplishing what you want or what you pursue in life.

Men ken zij kvetchen as men is zat oder ven men is hunguerig, ven men is tzufriden oder ven men ist un glicklich, es ist a mitle of tzu vissen est ist a mitlle zeij tzu zorguen vos kickt oif di velt mit colierte gleizer.

One can kvetch when one is satisfied or when hungry, when you are happy and content, it is a way to worry kind of looping into the World with colored glasses.

Kvetchen is a weig oid tzu aroisbreing a bisl fargueniguen bay backluguen zij, men tit of tzelujes der velt, a velt vos ist nisht fraindleich oder michet deij,

Kvetchen is a means to extract some satisfaction by complaining, a means to annoy the world that doesn’t like you or disturbs you.

Will continue.

Isidoro Zaidman

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