Re: German Litvaks #general


Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>
 

My family in Russia also went to Germany to the doctor, and my gg
uncle was born in a hospital, according to his descendents - this
was about 1860! They lived in the then-border town of Raczki near
Augustow.

They also said they were Litvaks - but I don't think they meant
'>from Lithuania' which didn't exist. Litvaks were the Northern
Ashkenazi, regardless of country; the Galicianers lived in the South,
again regardless of country. However there were many cultural
differences (which you can check online), and if a Litvak moved to
Ukraine they stayed Litvaks - at least most did.

Sally Bruckheimer
Piscataway, NJ

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