Fw: Revisiting times nad places...

From: Lucca Ginsburg <lucca99_at_netvision.net.il>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 20:49:56 +0200
To: czernowitz czernowitz <Czernowitz-L_at_cornell.edu>
Reply-To: lucca99_at_netvision.net.il

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  <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message -----
  <DIV style="BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; font-color: black"><B>From:</B> <A
  href="mailto:lucca99_at_netvision.net.il" title=lucca99_at_netvision.net.il>Lucca
  <B>To:</B> <A href="mailto:karlmetsch_at_msn.com"
  title=karlmetsch_at_msn.com>CARLOS HECKER</A>
  <B>Sent:</B> Monday, December 22, 2003 8:47 PM
  <B>Subject:</B> Re: Revisiting times nad places...
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    <FONT face=Arial>Dear Mr. Hecker,</FONT>
    <FONT face=Arial>Since I have a son in Frankfurt where I visit him
    often, we started out on an organized tour from there. Actually the tour
    started from Muenchen via Frankfurt, where they picked us up from our hotel
    (we were about 8 Israelis).</FONT>
    <FONT face=Arial>The company called "Ukraina Tours" consists of just
    one driver and his wife, a former Czernowitz girl. Although the trip was a
    bit more expensive than usual, we had a perfectly organized journey with all
    the trimmings. Anna, the young woman, got up at 5 to travel to Rosh to bring
    us their famous cheese with freshly baked dark bread.Just one
    <FONT face=Arial>This in addition to being a wonderful guide, knowing
    the whole of Bucovina like the back of her hand, talking fluently German,
    Rumanian and Ukrainean and having a delightful sense of humor as well as
    patience without end..</FONT>
    <FONT face=Arial>If our socalled "homecoming" wouldn't have been so
    sad, if we wouldn't have realized how neglected and in what shape our former
    rich Rumania has become - it would have been a marvelous
    <FONT face=Arial>But, as promised, I will write soon about this our
    emotional return to our birth city..</FONT>
    <FONT face=Arial>If you are interested in "Ukraina Tours" I still have
    their leaflets somewhere and I will be pleased to give you all
    <FONT face=Arial>I wish you a Happy Holiday Season,</FONT>
    <FONT face=Arial>Lucca</FONT>
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      <A href="mailto:karlmetsch_at_msn.com" title=karlmetsch_at_msn.com>CARLOS
      <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A
      <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Monday, December 22, 2003 9:29
      <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> Re: Revisiting times nad
      Very interesting. Can I ask you how you planned your trip to
      Czernowitz ThroughRumania, ukraine, didyouhave a local
      agent ?
      Thank you so much
      Carlos Metsch Hecker
      Looking for Gronich, Metsch, Hecker
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        <DIV style="FONT: 10pt Arial">----- Original Message -----
        style="BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; COLOR: black; FONT: 10pt Arial"><B>From:</B>
        Lucca Ginsburg
        <DIV style="FONT: 10pt Arial"><B>Sent:</B> Sunday, December 21, 2003
        4:24 AM
        <DIV style="FONT: 10pt Arial"><B>To:</B> czernowitz czernowitz
        <DIV style="FONT: 10pt Arial"><B>Subject:</B> Revisiting times nad
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        <FONT size=2>One of the members of the group asked the other day if
        someone can give details as to the location of the Meisler
        <FONT size=2>I will try.</FONT>
        <FONT size=2>When entering the Landhausgasse from the Hauptstrasse
        and walking along until the end of the street, one reaches the last
        building, which is the corner house of Landhausgasse and Nikolausgasse.
        It was (is) a plain, unadorned building, a rarity among the many proud
        Baroque buildings of Czernowitz.</FONT>
        <FONT size=2>We had such happy childhoods there, we were taught by
        a superb team of teachers, and in addition to Rumanian and German, most
        of us had a working knowledge of French by the time we were 10 years
        old. We were taught, at a young age, the correct approach to study which
        we put to good use in later life.</FONT>
        <FONT size=2>Visiting Czernowitz again after many, many years, my
        friend Anita and I walked along the Landhausgasse in order to
        takea look at our school. We found it. Practically unchanged. The
        only thing which was strange...the entrance, the door through which we
        had entered the school each day, ....had disappeared. We walked around
        the building again and again and found no way through which one could
        enter it!</FONT>
        <FONT size=2>"Maybe one goes in through the roof!" joked my
        <FONT size=2>Checking again and again we found a small door from
        the Nikolausgasse, hardly noticeable. We finally walked in and looked
        around. So changed, so neglected, it seemed another place altogether and
        no soul around except for a hungry cat.</FONT>
        <FONT size=2>Anita and I walked out again. Silent, sad and
        disappointed. But what did we really expect?</FONT>
        <FONT size=2>Sincere greetings to you all,</FONT>
        <FONT size=2>Lucca.</FONT>

Received on 2003-12-22 14:29:50

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