[Cz-L] going to Czernowitz early August

From: Joanna Liss <joliss_at_comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 14:01:04 -0400
To: Czernowitz-L_at_cornell.edu
Reply-to: Joanna Liss <joliss_at_comcast.net>

Hello, I just joined the list. I am leaving in about 10 days and will =
spend about 2 weeks in Czernowitz. I am going as part of an =
international volunteer project under the auspices of a group called =
Volunteers for Peace. The counterpart group in Ukraine is an NGO called =

The project involves clearing graves in the Jewish cemetery, which I =
understand is badly neglected. I will be working with a group of 10 from =
various countries, including Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, =
Sweden, Italy, and Australia. I am from Massachusetts (originally from =
New York) and am the only American. I am a woman in my 50's. From my =
prior experience with volunteer projects thru VFP, most of the =
volunteers will be young adults. I believe that we will be working along =
with local people.=20

I do have relatives from the Czernowitz area. For those of you who know =
him, I am Nick Martin's cousin. Our grandmothers were sisters. From =
Nick, I know that my grandmother was from Sadgura and emigrated to the =
US in the early 20th century. She died in the Bronx, where I grew up, =
when I was about 12. I also have a cousin by marriage, in her 30's, who =
grew up in Czernowitz.

I would love to hear from anyone who has advice, questions, requests, =
etc. Right now I could particularly use suggestions about how to get =
there! My plan right now is to fly to Krakow and then take the train, =
but I don't have any specific info about train schedules, etc. I will =
be meeting up with my family in Krakow after the project, so flying =
there seems the way to go.

Thanks, Joanna Liss
This moderated discussion group is for information exchange on the subject of
Czernowitz and Sadagora Jewish History and Genealogy. The Czernowitz-L list
 has an associated web site at http://czernowitz.ehpes.com that includes a
 searchable archive of all messages posted to this list. Please post in "Plain
 Text" if possible (help available at:

To remove your address from this e-list follow the directions at

To receive assistance for this e-list send an e-mail message to:
Received on 2008-07-25 18:01:04

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0 : 2008-10-17 22:48:14 PDT