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Assaf Patir from Jerusalem wrote: “I found some yearbook photos of my grandmother from Czernowitz. She was born Selma Lepkowicz (later Polisher) on 30/4/1922, and the photos are from 1928, 1929 and 1931, when she was in the 1st, 2nd and 4th grade respectively. I thought that if you could put them on ephes, maybe some members of the list could identify relatives.”
Can anyone identify the uniform, rank, country, and time period? This question is from Karen Silver.
Andrei Corbea-Hoișie is Professor of German Literature at the University of Iași, Romania. From 2005 to 2007 he served as Ambassador of Romania in Austria. He is a member of the Academy of Sciences of Erfurt. Corbea-Hoișie is a leading expert on multiculturalism in the historical landscape of Bukovina, and author of Czernowitzer Geschichten (2002) and La Bucovine: Éléments d’histoire politique et culturelle (2004). He has also published widely on Paul Celan and on the urban culture of Central Europe, and has translated writings of Theodor W. Adorno. In 2000 he received the Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Award.
Religious Information Service of Ukraine: Chief Rabbi of Chernivtsi region dies. The chief rabbi of the Chernivtsi region, Noah Kofmansky died in Chernivtsi on May 20. This is reported by “Molodyy Bukovynets”. The farewell with the rabbi will be held on Tuesday, May 22, from 10 to 12 hours at the Jewish House on Teatralna Square, 5. Noah Kofmansky was born on September 13, 1946, in Chernivtsi to a deeply religious family. His grandfather was a rabbi. He received secular education at the universities of Moscow and Chernivtsi. He worked at large enterprises in Chernivtsi. In the late 70’s he traveled to Israel and received education in religious centers. Since 1995, he headed the Jewish religious community, was the chief rabbi of the Chernivtsi region. He was a lecturer at the Faculty of Theology at the National University, Sunday School at a synagogue, engaged in philanthropy, collaborated with Hesed and international Jewish charity organizations.
Photos by courtesy of Adrzej Polec, Prof. Alti Rodal and Christel Wollmann-Fiedler!