My questions about the picture – any insight / guesses are hugely appreciated!! :
Matching Robes / outfits? –
Do you recognize the matching outfits Mina and Perel are wearing?
Do they signify something? Can you guess what might have been the occasion?
What event might have cousins dressing exactly the same? … and worthy of taking a picture?
Year of picture? –
any guesses about the ages of Perel and/or Mina are welcome!
Also perhaps the hairdo’s or clothing reveal when picture was taken?
Studio name? –
do you recognize the name of the studio on the back of the picture?
Where might the studio have been located?
Does this reveal anything about the possible timing this picture was taken?
*note: the picture measures 3.5” x 2.75” and is on a very thick cardboard, in case this helps.
Does anyone know of the Feuersteins? … or maybe even Mina or Perel?
Any and all responses / guesses / comments are extremely welcome!!
Steven Gruber (firstname.lastname@example.org)
From Ruth Levin:
This is the tombstone on the mass grave at the Bershad Jewish cemetery.
The names on the tablet are of my grandparents: Joseph the son of Shimshon and Feiga the daughter of Levy; and their daughters – Haika (Clara) and Dvora (Dora) Levin. They all were deported from Czernowitz and died of typhoid in 1942.
My father was informed of the fate of his family when he himself was in the gulag. He was released in 1956 and lived in Moscow. My brother traveled to Bershad in 1972 and put this tablet on the stone. In 2017 our friends visited the cemetery and did not find the tablet. The local guide said that it was apparently stolen, because it was made of metal. Our friends ordered a new tablet made of stone and put it instead of the old one. Ruth Levin
And this from Edgar Hauster
From Zlila Ebner- Helman:
I have send a copy of a part of the archive of my Grandfather Dr. Mayer Ebner and my Father Dr. Josef Ebner to the museum of Czernowitz (attached example[s]). a lot of Documents & old Photos & Articles etc… between 1899 – 1940 – besides those of 1940-1955.
The document [below] was an urgent request of M. Ebner to Nahum Goldman and Stefan Whise to save the deported people to SIBERIA
More examples from Archive of M.Ebner
8 June 1930 – Senator Ebner speech at Rumanian Parliament
1926-7 Ebner the Head of Jewish Community in Czernowitz.
For more on Mayer Ebner (photos and documents) see our website:
My name is Leah Rosenberg and I live in Israel. I am the daughter of Luba (Nissenbaum) Rosenberg and Jonah Rosenberg. My grandfather David Nissenbaum owned one of the textile factories in Czernowitz before confiscation by the Nazis. I do not know the name, but so I was told by my mother. My mother’s sister, Sala Weinblum and my uncle Shlomo Weinblum was a partner of the original ownership of Trinaco before the war. My family in Czernowitz survived due to employment and their managerial positions in the factory/factories. The other members of my family were Pola and Yosef Lehr, Jacob and Regina and their young child Yitzchak. Sala and Shlomo Weinblum also had a young child Ami who now resides in the US by the name of Abraham Enav and is a member of your Blog.
I am searching for more information to piece together an accurate account of my family’s life during the holocaust and also to share it with the archives at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.
From left to right: Pola Lehr, Regina Nissenbaum, Ami Weinblum (aka Abraham Enav), Sala Weinblum, Luba Rosenberg (My Mother)
My Father, Jonah Rosenberg
To Czernowitz-List Members
I am looking for members of the Switkes Family who were born or who lived in Czernowitz prior to World War II. The Switkes family was possibly related to the Tartakower family, also of Czernowitz.
Elias Switkes married Emilia Katz, a member of my family.
They were, perhaps, in Lviv and then moved from Lviv to Leipzig. Elias and Emilia were then deported from Leipzig and murdered.
Their children and / or grandchildren may have survived.
I have attached a photograph of a boy taken in the early 1900s.
I believe he may have been the son of Elias and Emilia.
Please contact me if you know anything about this family.
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.”