Re: Chernivtsi or Chernivtsi? #russia #ukraine #austria-czech


Susan Watchman
 

My father and his family immigrated to US from Romanian Chernivitsi in 1929. It was definitely populated by Austrian Galicians  and his family had come there from Jagielnica around 1900. It was heavily ethnically German and German speaking among the Jews and German (not Yoddish) was my dad's 1st language . And when they immigrated to US they had to get Romanian citizenship papers first. But that could have been a result of the 1922 and 1924 immigration law change. So I would say if they said they were Russian it was the town not the city. 
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Susan Watchman
Phoenix, Az

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