Re: [Cz-L] Re: czernowitz-l digest: June 30, 2008

From: Miriam Taylor <>
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2008 00:13:37 -0400
To: Alon <>, "Gerhard (Bobby) Schreiber" <>,
Reply-to: Miriam Taylor <>

Miriam (Mimi) Taylor <>

The two "Muniu" I knew in Czernowiz, were both named Emanuel.
In the late 19th century and the early 20th most Jewish children
were given Jewish or Hebrew names, which were also German names,
or at least were easy to pronounce in German. Later, non-Jewish
names became more popular. I was named Miriam, in deference
to my Zionist grandfather. But in Czernowitz, only my teacher
called me Miriam.

Was Mendel the Yiddish equivalent of Menachem?
Menachem Mendel, similar to Dov Ber, or Zvi Hirsch?


> May I ask regarding the origin/meaning of the name Muniu? Apart from my late
> grandfather, who was a Muniu, all of my other bukowinian family members
> had/have names I am familiar with (Oskar, Paula, Mia, Sali, Klara...) - is
> it a Rumanian version of Mendel? Something else?
> Danny
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