Three Schools in Czernowitz – Three Class Photos


Aron Pumnul Gymnasium in Czernowitz, Class VI B, Academic Year 1937-1938


Comenius Private School in Czernowitz, Class IV, Academic Year 1936-1937
All students were Jewish; at the left director Eusebiu Jemna, at the right form-master Isidor Mehler.


Gheorghe Tofan Elementary School in Czernowitz; in the middle director Eusebiu Jemna and a young student teacher.

Source: Mircea Jemna Collection at Memoria.ro


Lyceum Mihai Eminescu

From Gaby Rinzler:

In the center is Professor Goraj,director and co-owner of the private lyceum Mihai Eminescu.


It looks like a graduating class (because of the glasses in their hands)
It is probably 1939-40. I can’t remember how I got in this picture. I am the obviouly younger kid with the open mouth. Many of the boys look very familiar to me but I cannot afix names to them. The big head on the right lower corner may be a cousine of mine Arno Rosenwald..

[I wish to see] if any body recognizes somebody?



Austrian Newspaper Article – Ruth Gold’s Speech

I am [presenting] an article from an Austrian newspaper concerning the ceremony on January 27, Holocaust Memorial Day.
The letters I receive from teachers and students are heartwarming.
Ruth Glasberg Gold

Click on Article to enlarge

Click on Article to enlarge

The video of the speech is here:


Emperor Franz Joseph Jubilee Orphanage for Israelites in Czernowitz

IMG_0354Click on the front cover to download a PDF version of the booklet!

Hugo Gold, History of the Jews in the Bukowina, The Oldest Societies, Institutions and Organizations of Bukovina by Prof. Dr. Erich Neuborn, Tel Aviv, p. 153: “The opening of the Jewish Orphanage, took place in 1904/1905. Already in 1898 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the reign of Emperor Franz Joseph I, the idea of building an orphanage in Czernowitz was discussed and an executive committee was formed to raise the necessary funds. Members of this committee were among others, Markus and Rachel Schlaefer, Benjamin, David and Jetti Tittinger, Loebel and Cecilie Salter , Josef Steiner, Jakob and Toni Gold, and Dr. Benno and Fanni Straucher It wasn’t until 1904, that the orphanage on Franzosgasse was completed when the Heinrich and Josefine Wagner endowment of 662,928 crowns was activated and used for the construction of the orphanage. The festive opening of the orphanage was attended by the Austrian Minister President, Dr. Ernest von Koerber, the Bukovina State President, Prinz Konrad Hohenlohe and the Greek Orthodox Archbishop and Metropolitan, Dr. Vladimir von Repta. In 1913 the orphanage was legalized for the second time as the Emperor Franz Josef Jubilee Orphanage Foundation for Israelites in Czernowitz and latter was administered by the Community. The mission of the orphanage was to raise Jewish orphans of both sexes and to train them for future employment.”
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