6 thoughts on “Can you date this photo?

  1. Irene Fishler

    To me it looks like a bricks -factory.”Ziegelei”? Ziegel= brick.Zwi Yavetz tells in his book that he was born and lived at Ziegeleigasse 6.Irene

  2. jerome

    Irene… looking at the picture again, I think you’re correct. I would imagine that one could, from the drawings of the temple, figure out which wall of the Temple was facing the factory. From there, on one of the turn of the century ‘stadtplans’, one should be able to locate Ziegeleigasse and see if it all makes sense.Too much detective work for my little brain though .Thanks for your comments,jerome

  3. Irene Fishler

    Jerome, we are lucky. Zwi Yavetz gives a detailed description of his street and the surroundings. I’ve found it easily:on the 1907 map Ziegeleigasse is in 7d. He also writes that at his times (the 1930’s) the brick-factory was situated in an entirely different part of the town. The Rumanian name of the street was I.L.Caragiale.Interesting picture!Irene

  4. jerome

    Yes… I thought it was a very interesting pix; guess you and I are the only ones that thought so . I pasted into the home page immediately. Needed to replace the sweepers.Thanks for the info — I presume all the Zvi Yavitz material is in German or Hebrew? If so, I’ll have to wait until the next life to read it – too bad!j.

  5. Hardy

    This is exactly in the middle of the Fischplatz,later Elisabethand now the Teatralnaya square.A brick in german is a Ziegel. A brick factory is a Ziegelei.Zwi Yavetz street was Ziegeleigasse but if there ever wasa brick factory there – not in my time.The Ziegelei that I remember was on the Weinberg ahill over the railroad track (close to th cemetery).This hill was made out of yellow clay -the raw materialfor burning bricks.And for vine growing – hence the name.


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