Re: [Cz-L] Commemoration 1902

From: Shelley <>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:19:58 -0400
To: Anny Matar <>
Reply-To: Shelley <>

Thank you, Anny. I think that it is more of a change in spelling.
Some of the names in my family later had different letters because
those were the way it was spelled in another language. Even the town,
Kolomea, went first to Kolomyja and then Kolomyya. I think there were
other spellings like Kolomey. I shouldn't have implied a more
dramatic change.


On Sat, Oct 11, 2014 at 7:24 AM, Anny Matar <> wrote:
> Did life really change in 1918/19 when Czenowitz, I know little about other
> places, became Rumanian? I don't think so. Shelly you're wrong Jews didn't
> change their names then, maybe they did after 1944 when the Russians
> returned, I don't know that.
> I think, the early post WWI, transition was not shattering. People were
> supposed to speak Rumanian everywhere, we as school children were certainly
> taught that, I know that identity papers and contracts made in German had to
> be translated into Rumanian, all official papers were Rumanian which few of
> the local population understood as German/Yidish remained the languages we
> spoke at home and our upbringing and culture was certainly Austrian. I
> suppose lending libraries had Rumanian books too but the books at home, the
> music/records were all German.
> The terrifying change came 1937/38 with Goga-Cuza
> take-over Nationalism/Nazism appeared but life went on. Jewish shops,
> businesses weren't closed until 1940 life went on normally. The change in
> all our lives started in June 1940 when the Russians occupied our city and
> our lives never were the same again.
> I might be wrong in the way I saw and wrote it but that was MY life and I'm
> not a historian either only a participant.
> anny
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