JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Have you heard of Polanyu? #general
Susan J. Gordon
Thanks to members' input and replies, I have reluctantly concluded thattoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
"Polanyu" refers, simply, to Poland, and nothing more specific. In addition,
the family's "original" last name, "Dayan," is also very broad. In a letter
to one of his cousins, he did recall being a small boy waiting with his
father *outside the gates of a cemetery* in NYC, during a family funeral
because they could not enter. This makes sense, if they were "dayans."
As some of you may know, marital discord and divorces often lead to real
breakdowns in family ties and history that can spin out for generations.
<Susan Gordon> Sjgwed@aol.com wrote:
When I visited my long-estranged father shortly before his death, I asked