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


jack nathanson
 

My mother was born in a town in Buchovina named Seletin. My maternal grandmother was born in a town in Eastern Galicia named Zabie. Until WW1, both Buchovina and Galicia were in the Austrian Empire. The people there had Austrian passports and were educated in German. Even after the Second World War, Holocaust survivors from my family moved to Vienna as they considered themselves Austrian.

Jack Nathanson,
Montreal

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