WW 1 – My Grandfather

From Gabriele Weissemann

This is a photo of my grand-father reading the “Tagespost” – Der Vormarsch gegen Rußland” (Daily Post – Offensive against Russia).

He too, did his military service in Austria, somewhere near the Brenner Pass, and he was able to bring his wife and two children to stay for a period, close to him, in a peasant’s home.


Ain’t Love Grand?

From the mercurial Shelley Mitchell, this fine piece of photography….
Here’s what Shelley has to say about the photo: “These are my maternal grandparents, Beile “The Belle of Kolomea” Terner and her (then finance and later) husband, Zalman Konigsberg. This is the Galician side of the family.”



From Jean Weightman:

I have attached two photographs of a medallion I found among my mother’s things. My mother was born in Czernowitz in 1913. Her parents and maternal and paternal grandparents were all Czernowitzers from around the mid 1850s.

The medallion could be Romanian, Austro-Hungarian, German or something else.

It looks like a coin with the tiny photograph fixed to one side and decorated with enamelled Forget-me-nots.

I wonder if anyone from the list is able to identify the gentleman – possibly a monarch – and the coin. I cannot find a date on the medallion. It may have been on the side that was later decorated with the photograph and the flowers.

Thanks and best wishes to all.

Jean Weightman

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