Re: [Cz-L] The custom of adding to addresses the phrase"of good birth"

From: Berti Glaubach <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:49:49 +0300
To: Oded Blaustein <>
Reply-To: Berti Glaubach <>

Wohlgeboren was just a way of being polite to the addressee. It was mostly
used in letters to officials but also in private correspondence as a sign
of respect due. Of course it disappeared after WWII.


On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 6:50 PM, Oded Blaustein <> wrote:

> I reget to inform you I have just returned from Chicago to Jerusalem after
> the funeral of my Czernowitz born mother Fritzy Gronich Blaustein
> (1929-2014).
> She lived in Czernowitz until 1944 when her family escaped to Palestine.
> While looking through family pictures I came accross a picture my
> grandmother sent to her aunt in 1919 with the prefix "Wohlgb." My father
> translated this as "well born or of good blood"
> I'm glad to know I come from good blood. Are any of you familiar with this
> prefix to addresses?
> Oded Blaustein
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