Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Video: "I Remember Jewish Drohobycz" on the Gesher Galicia website #galicia
Gesher Galicia has uploaded a new short video to our site:
"I Remember Jewish Drohobycz" with David Einsiedler
< http://www.geshergalicia.org/videos/remember-jewish-drohobycz-david-einsiedler/ >
In this portrait of the vanished world of Eastern European Jewry, the
late David Einsiedler, born in Drohobycz in 1919, recounts the heart
and soul of shtetl life between the two World Wars. Through personal
reminiscences he leads us through the streets and into the homes
and schools of his Galician town. David describes moving to Lvov,
then to the university in Pisa, Italy, and on to America in the late
1930s as the threat of war looms over his beloved home and the
lives of his loved ones.
David attended the King Wladyslaw Jagiello Gymnasium in Drohobycz.
The artist, poet and author Bruno Schulz (1892-1942) was one of his
teachers. The video page also has photos of David's family, the 1934
school photo of his gymnasium classmates (and another photo with
handwritten names) as well as a pencil drawing Schulz made of David's
fiance, Stella Batischan. There is also a link to an article by David that
more fully describes life in Galicia.
This video was shot in 2005 and shown at the Las Vegas IAJGS
conference, but it has never been online until now. Many genealogists
were the beneficiaries of David's research talents over the years when
communication was only done by phone calls and snail mail. His
memory is a blessing to all of us.