RE: [Cz-L] Commemoration 1902

From: Abraham Kogan <>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 17:07:09 +0300
To: "'Anny Matar'" <>, "'Miriam Taylor'" <>
Reply-To: Abraham Kogan <>

Dear Landsleute,

The description of life in Czernowitz between the two wars fully and
correctly reflects my own experience.

Regards, Abraham K.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Anny Matar
Sent: Saturday, October 11, 2014 2:24 PM
To: Miriam Taylor
Cc: Shelley; Fred Weisinger; Hardy Breier; Czernowitz Genealogy and History
Subject: Re: [Cz-L] Commemoration 1902

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.

On Sat, Oct 11, 2014 at 1:28 AM, Miriam Taylor <> wrote:

> By comparison to Romania, Austria in 1918 was economically
> better developed, had a reasonably good civil service,
> good institutions of middle and higher learning,
> good medical care and a law system which stipulated equality
> of all the ethnic and religious groups.
> While the Romanians were very happy to be given both the districts
> of Bucovina and Transilvania, they were not at all pleased
> to suddenly have acquired a large Jewish population and
> discriminated against Jews with ever increasing intensity.
> Mimi

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