The Movable Tavern #hungary

Marc & Laura Polster <mpolster@...>

All this talk about taverns reminds me of a Polster family legend. I have
no data, just a story passed to me by my grandfather and corroborated by his
siblings. A Polster ancestor ran a tavern apparently along the Polish
Slovak border (near Dukla I presume). When the Polish tax collector
arrived, the tavern owner would claim to be on the Slovak side of the
border. When the Slovak tax collector arrived, my ancestor claimed to be on
the Polish side of the border. Quite resourceful and/or terrible civil

Marc Polster

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jordan Auslander" <>
To: "Hungarian SIG" <>
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 7:52 AM
Subject: More tavern owners

My GGGF & GGF, Meyer & Mendel Auslander ran a hekdesh or korchma, a
wayfarer's inn, in Hluboke (midway between Ungvar/Uzhorod and Seredne).
This part of Carpathia still is wine country. As I understand an
Auszenkier or Ausschenker was a bartender/innkeeper.

Moshe Aaron "Kakas" Auslander (1853-1931), and Esther/Etus Gottesman (d.
1931) ran the Kakas Hus (To The Rooster) Inn in Munkacz. Each autumn,
Morris would load his sled with wine bought >from the local peasants.
Can't quite fix his relation to me if any.

Jordan Auslander, NYC

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