Gloria Berkenstat Freund writes:
I am translating an article >from Czenstochower Yidn. There is mentionThe Polish word "hrabia" can also mean "count" (nobility) but perhaps,
in this context, it indicates a royal or noble estate of land holding
in or near Czestochowa.
Gloria, there is a passage you've translated >from the yizkor book
entitled "Czenstochow Becomes a City" that goes:
"It was still empty to the north on Teatralna. A hrabia [equivalent
to a count] lived there. They went there to skate in winter. Woe to
those who greeted the count without his title; they immediately felt
the count's whip and the teeth of his wolfhound. The count borrowed
money >from the Jews and paid back with slaps."
Perhaps it details that part of town? Just a thought...
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