Re: [Cz-L] yiddish

Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 05:12:58 +0300
To: Helene Spacek <>, Czernotwitz discussion group <>

Yes Helen,
  In Czernowitz, where all lived in close co-existence , many a "goy" spoke
perfect Yiddish.
    You had to ,if you wanted to get along. Everybody spoke Czernowitzer
German ,too.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Helene Spacek" <>
To: "Czernotwitz discussion group" <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 8:41 PM
Subject: Re: [Cz-L] yiddish

> My grandfather, Lorenz Kopecki, who came from Czernowitz, to Canada, in
> 1911 or so, spoke fluent Yiddish and 12 other languages. He was a Brick
> Mason and traveled all over Europe (while still living there). He was
> about
> 26 years old when they left for Canada. We still don't know if he himself
> was Jewish like his wife. So, I have a question. Would someone who is not
> Jewish speak fluent Yiddish?
> Thanks to anyone who has an idea on this subject.
> Helene Spacek

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