Re: Why was I told my mother's family were German Jews when they weren't? #austria-czech

Abuwasta Abuwasta

I have in my maternal family from Galicia some relatives who left to Germany prior to WW1 and escaped to Palestine or Argentina after Hitler came to power.  They always spoke of themselves as Yekkes and distanced themselves from the Ostjuden(The East European Jews regarded as less civilized). Needless to say that at the beginning it hampered my research before I realized that they were Galitzianers in disguise.

Jacob Rosen


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