Re: [Cz-L] Hotel Bristol

From: Miriam Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:16:11 -0400
Reply-To: Miriam Taylor <>

Czernowitz Jews aspired to Education, "Culture" and high social
on top of that, they were great snobs.
The newcomers to Czernowitz from Galicia, Besarabia and Romania
did not know German, nor did those, who did not attend high-school,
read newspapers or books.
Speaking German correctly, was a sign of culture and education.
Many of us, as children were admonished: "Sage 'schön' nicht 'schen' ".
And there were numerous jokes about the people who did not speak
German correctly.
For instance; the nouveau rich madame Pollak, said:
"Das Foyer der Oper war mit Bordello roten Samt bedeckt."


On Apr 2, 2014, at 11:38 AM, HARDY BREIER wrote:

> Why is it so important to emphasize our profficiency in the
> German language ?
> Hardy

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