RE: [Cz-L] We want our own windows...

From: Irene Fishler <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:21:59 +0200
To: 'Edgar Hauster' <>, 'Czernowitz Discussion Group' <>
Reply-To: Irene Fishler <>

I liked this CARTOON many years ago ( 2008?).But only now I realized that
it was meant as an illustration to I.L. Peretz's historical speech at the
Yiddish Language Conference in Cz. in 1908.
Please look again :
Let's see what the Cartoon tells:
1. In the middle of the street a man is going towards us, in a hurry. He is
a participant at the Conference ( a journalist?) . He holds a book in his
hand; a tourist-guide of Czernowitz.
2. At right, a man comes out of his store and says in Polish : "Czy, jutro
bedzie ladnie ?"= Whether tomorrow will be a nice day?
3. Above him through an open window we hear a ( young?) lady saying in
Rumanian: "Lasa-ma in pace !"= Leave me alone !
4. On the far left a man (or woman) sitting in the wagon says in German:"Wir
fahren morgen ab" = We will leave tomorrow.
5. On the left upper floor somebody says in Russian: "Zakroyte okno
pajzaluysta !" = Shut the window, please !
6. At the left low corner someone shows us a printed page right into our
face. The big title reads in Yiddish: "KULTUR" !
 Here we are: this is OUR window, on a Czernowitz street...

Thank you,

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Edgar
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:29 AM
To: Czernowitz Discussion Group
Cc: Jim Wald
Subject: [Cz-L] We want our own windows...

...stated I. L. Peretz on the occasion of the Yiddish Language Conference in
Czernowitz (quotation see below). Don't miss this!

Now let's listen to I. L. Peretz (1852-1915): " And the best place for our
gathering was here in Bukovina, especially its capital, Czernowitz.(...). We
stroll in the eveneing in the streets and from various windows stream out
the sounds of different languages, all kinds of folk-music. We want our own
windows! Our own distinct motif in the folk-symphony."

That's superb, dear Jim, thank you for drawing our attention to this

Edgar Hauster

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