10/26/14

ASF Camps

From Shelley Mitchell

I want to share an interesting experience with you. I was looking at the headstones uncovered by the ASF camps. My grandfather’s name was Moldauer. One of the headstones uncovered was that of a Berta Moldauer. I tried to find out more about her but I couldn’t. I don’t think she was in any of the databases. So I continued my long-term search for my Moldauers and I came across this passport application for her son in Brazil. It shows that Berta was married to Wilhelm and their son was named Jakob. While this information did not help me personally, it can now be added to the information we already have about those who lived in Czernowitz. Without the work of the volunteers, Berta would still be an unknown. Hopefully, her grandchildren will look for her someday.

Shelley
jake

10/7/14

Medallion

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

Pendant1a Pendant2a

09/17/14

Interesting Photo

Sometimes folks send me photos with no information — this is one of those.  I always write back asking for whatever info exists — in this case I received no response and the photo eventually got separated from the correspondence, becoming an orphan on my desktop.

So, perhaps the sender will recognize the photo and use the comment box to provide some context?

Looks like the late 20’s early 30’s in beautiful downtown Czernowitz — the Ringplatz by the Dermata shoe store?

jerome

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09/5/14

Meisler School Class III 1939-40

From Oren Saraf — this photo from his Aunt’s album…

Return with Ehpes to those wonderful? days of yesteryear — Did you attend the Meisler School in 1939-40? Unlikely, but possible. Do you recognize anyone, or think you recognize someone?  Oren says his aunt Lotte sits just left of the sign board.

Click on the photo to enlarge

Czernowitz -Meisler School 1939-40 from Oren Saraf

Czernowitz -Meisler School 1939-40 from Oren Saraf