Re: [Cz-L] Yiddish

From: Ruth Levin <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:15:05 +0200
To: Margaret Gross <>, Czernowitz Discussion Group <>
Reply-To: Ruth Levin <>

Dear Margaret,
I am afraid that your mother did know Yiddish, but denied it.
Otherwise how could she speak to your father before marrying him? If
he spoke only Yiddish...
Prejudices, prejudices...

On 12 January 2017 at 01:01, Margaret Gross <> wrote:
> My mother grew up in Czernowitz between wars, speaking only German at
> home. (Roumanian in school) She came from an upper middle class
> household, and was proud of the fact that she learned yiddish after
> marrying my father. He came from Bessarabia, and spoke only yiddish.
> My grandparents came to Czernowitz after WWI from Galicia in Poland.
> They spoke
> Yiddish
> German
> Polish
> Russian
> Ukrainian
> Although in Roumaina, 1918-1950, they never learned to speak it. I am
> not sure they even understood it.
> --
> Margaret Gross
> "dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum"

This moderated discussion group is for information exchange on the subject of
 Czernowitz and Sadagora Jewish History and Genealogy. The opinions expressed
 in these posts are the opinions of the original poster only and not necessarily
 the opinions of the List Owner, the Webmaster or any other members
 or entities connected with this mailing list. The Czernowitz-L list has
 an associated web site at that includes a
 searchable archive of all messages posted to this list. As a result,
 Messages sent to the list are available to the general public within days
 of posting.

To send mail to the list, address it to <>.

Please post in "Plain Text" (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 2017-01-12 05:03:09

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : 2017-07-21 10:52:25 PDT