I've been reading with envy your emails about your coming trip to
Czernowitz and wish I could accompany you. My parents lived in
Czernowitz, my mother Paula Krumholtz was born there, my father
Naftalia Tillinger was born in Vishnits but came to Czernowitz as a 13
year apprentice to a furrier. They married and lived in Czernowitz
before being sent to Mogilev in Transnsitria.
I wonder if any of you knew them (they're both dead now) and you'll
most certainly walk the streets they walked. I visited Czernowitz and
Vishnits on my own in 1992 and would so love to be going with all of
you. I live in Australia and work as a therapist and counsellor
so getting away at such short notice is impossible but my heart is
travelling with you and I'm drinking up all the stories about life in
Thank you for the slender email links (I feel like an illegal listener
so I thought I'd tell you I was here).