Re: Cejka and konig #austria-czech

Erika Gottfried

Do keep in mind that it was not uncommon for people who came from Galicia to say that they were from Austria because it was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire during the nineteenth and early 20th century.  Also, I think that some thought that saying they were from Austria (technically semi-accurate) had more cachet than saying they were from Galicia. So it's possible that someone claiming to have come from Austria did not actually come from there at all. 
Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey

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