My name is William D. Rosenzweig and I'm a recently retired professor
of biology from West Chester University in West Chester, PA. My
of specialization is environmental microbiology. I now live in
Tucson, AZ with my lovely wife Marlene.
I was born in New York City and my connection to this list is through
my father's side of the family. My grandfather, Wilhelm
(William) Rosenzweig was born in January 1870. While I don't know
where he was born it may have been in the Czernowitz-Sadagora area as
his younger brother Herman was born in September 1878 in Rohozna.
Wilhelm and Herman parents were Edgar Rosenzweig and Rebecca
Weiss. Wilhelm married Fani Gottlieb (her parents Mendel Gottlieb
and Riva Wolf lived
in Czernowitz) and they lived in Sadagora. Wilhelm emigrated to New
City and arrived on May 20, 1897 (although I cannot find him on any
Fani followed in 1901 with their son David who was born around
In NYC, Wilhelm and Fani had two more sons Harry and my father
Emanuel. Wilhelm brother Herman married Lotte Wolf (her
parents were Jonas and
Herman and Lotte had two daughters, Rela (born 1909) and Julie (born
1911) both born in Czernowitz. Herman, Lotte and family moved to
after the Nazis came to power and were ultimately deported to the Minsk
where they died.
Rela and Julie and their husbands escaped the Nazis and made their way
first to Lyon, France where they lived for a while and then to
Morocco. In Casablanca they got passage on the Portuguese
steamship Guine and
arrived in NYC on July 21, 1941. They spent the rest of their
NYC. That is about as much of the Czernowitz-Sadagora connection
as I've been able
to discover so far.
Thanks for "listening to my ramblings". Regards to all.