Re: Re[2]: [Cz-L] yiddish

From: Helene Spacek <>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:28:30 -0700
To: Czernotwitz discussion group <>
Reply-to: Helene Spacek <>

Thank you to all~
for your comments concerning my question about Jews and non Jews speaking
Yiddish. I have been wondering for some years now.

How do I go about writing to the archives in Chernivtsi? I appreciate your
help. Thanks so much.

Helene Spacek

----- Original Message -----
From: "Miriam Taylor" <>
To: "Daniel Dubowy" <>; "Helene Spacek" <>
Cc: "Czernowitz" <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 7:51 PM
Subject: Re: Re[2]: [Cz-L] yiddish

> Miriam (Mimi) Taylor <>
> Non-Jews who lived close to Jews, or worked for them,
> spoke fluent Yiddish, just as Jews often spoke fluent Ruthenian.
> It was very much a multilingual society.
> Helen, If you want to know whether your grandfather was Jewish,
> you could write to the archives in Chernivtsi and obtain a copy
> of his birth certificate.
> Birth certificates of the Austrian Period, contain information
> from which you might deduce the religion of your grandfather's parents.
> Mimi
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