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Re: George NEUMANN of Vienna m. Vera of textile & scarf empire #austria-czech

Lisa Thaler <lisathaler@...>
 

I have added Celia Male's name to the JewishGen Wall of Honor, in
appreciation for her generous time and efforts re: my NEUMANN and KOLIN
of Vienna queries. Thank you again, Celia! Sincerely,

Lisa Thaler (Chicago, IL, US) Researching...artist Sacha KOLIN (1911-1981)

German SIG #Germany Re: George NEUMANN of Vienna m. Vera of textile & scarf empire #germany

Lisa Thaler <lisathaler@...>
 

I have added Celia Male's name to the JewishGen Wall of Honor, in
appreciation for her generous time and efforts re: my NEUMANN and KOLIN
of Vienna queries. Thank you again, Celia! Sincerely,

Lisa Thaler (Chicago, IL, US) Researching...artist Sacha KOLIN (1911-1981)

Seek Rosa JACOBI m. Eric George CARLOTA -Buenos Aires #germany

Hansmartin Unger <hans-martinunger@...>
 

Looking for:
Rosa JACOBI of Frankfurt/Main born 1878 died 1946 in Buenos Aires
married to Eric George CARLOTA son: Thomas CARLOTA
anybody knows something about dates of birth-marriage-death?

Very best Hansmartin Unger, Switzerland <hans-martinunger@...>

German SIG #Germany Seek Rosa JACOBI m. Eric George CARLOTA -Buenos Aires #germany

Hansmartin Unger <hans-martinunger@...>
 

Looking for:
Rosa JACOBI of Frankfurt/Main born 1878 died 1946 in Buenos Aires
married to Eric George CARLOTA son: Thomas CARLOTA
anybody knows something about dates of birth-marriage-death?

Very best Hansmartin Unger, Switzerland <hans-martinunger@...>

SITE CITE - Dutch Jewish Shoa list #germany

Bob Weinberg <weinberg@...>
 

Re: Subject: ROOZENDAAL
An extraordinary list of 102 thousand Dutch Jews who perished in the
Shoa is now accessible via the web. Perhaps 20% of these were German
Jews who had fled to the Netherlands before the war and who were
trapped after the Nazi invasion. Consult the following website:

http://www.joodsmonument.nl

In the lower left on the first webpage is a query box where one can enter the
locality of an individual ("plaats" = locale) and in the lower right is a query
box where one can enter a family name ("zoek" = search). This list had, for
example 25 Roozendaals, in response to Geo. Tracy's inquiry about the family.

Bob Weinberg, Brookline MA Eastern Wesphalia Jewry weinberg@...

German SIG #Germany SITE CITE - Dutch Jewish Shoa list #germany

Bob Weinberg <weinberg@...>
 

Re: Subject: ROOZENDAAL
An extraordinary list of 102 thousand Dutch Jews who perished in the
Shoa is now accessible via the web. Perhaps 20% of these were German
Jews who had fled to the Netherlands before the war and who were
trapped after the Nazi invasion. Consult the following website:

http://www.joodsmonument.nl

In the lower left on the first webpage is a query box where one can enter the
locality of an individual ("plaats" = locale) and in the lower right is a query
box where one can enter a family name ("zoek" = search). This list had, for
example 25 Roozendaals, in response to Geo. Tracy's inquiry about the family.

Bob Weinberg, Brookline MA Eastern Wesphalia Jewry weinberg@...

Hugo Gold's Bohemia & Moravia books #austria-czech

Harvey Finberg <hjfinberg@...>
 

Does anyone personally own either of these Hugo Gold books and could
Xerox the Table of contents for me?

I am especially interested in which entries are in Czech in the
Bohemia book. I understand the Moravia book is in German.

Vera Finberg
Fairfax. VA

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses please

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Hugo Gold's Bohemia & Moravia books #austria-czech

Harvey Finberg <hjfinberg@...>
 

Does anyone personally own either of these Hugo Gold books and could
Xerox the Table of contents for me?

I am especially interested in which entries are in Czech in the
Bohemia book. I understand the Moravia book is in German.

Vera Finberg
Fairfax. VA

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses please

IAJGS NY Conference Attendees - 2006 #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. August
13-18, 2006 (Av 19-24 5766). New York Marriott Marquis Hotel (45th
and Broadway).

I am delighted to be able to send you the list of Austria-Czech
Siggers who will be attending the 2006 NY conference. All have given
permission for their names to be listed. There may be a few more who
have not sent in their names or who wish to remain anonymous.
Likewise, there may be other Siggers attending who also belong to our
SIG out of lateral interest. Because of the huge Habsburg Empire and
wide interests of our members, they may be concentrating on
overlapping matters.

This shows once again what a keen group we are - how motivated - and
what a lot of volunteers we have in our midst who work to further the
cause of genealogy in our region. We are especially proud that Anne
Feder-Lee has such a prestigious position and that our Siggers are
presenting such fascinating papers.

I would be very happy to volunteer to put together a conference
report for our SIG, based on individual messages I receive >from the
attendees - unfortunately I will not be able to attend. Please let me
have anything you think might interest our 725/791 members spread
throughout the world.

I really missed not being able to read anything about last year's
conference and it would be a shame if this situation arose again.

In alphabetical order: unless stated otherwise, >from the USA.

1. Barbara Illner Barrett - researching JERUSALEM ILLNER FISCHER,
Bohemia
2. Alex Calzareth - Webmaster of Austria-Czech SIG
3. Anne Feder-Lee - [Hawaii] President of IAJGS
4. Vera Finberg - has ordered microfilms "Ubergetretenen >from 1876 to
1938 with indexing >from 1868-1941" for your perusal. Thank you, Vera

5. Rhea Kantner Frankl - researching FRANKL JEITELES, Bohemia
6. Larry Freund - indexing cemeteries in NY and Bohemia
7. Sally Goodman - researching ABELES KIRSCHBAUM NEUSPIEL ROTH
SCHAUER - Vienna and Moravia
8. Logan Kleinwaks - presenting paper on searching online directories

using his website www.kalter.org/search
9. Fritz Neubauer - presenting paper on Genealogical Information in
Memorial Books >from Germany and Austria
10. Gertrude Singer Ogushwitz - researching KONIGSBAUM, Vienna;
Budapest - many messages in GDG archives; very keen genealogist.
11. Bob Pachner - looking for his birth family
Tabacznick/Tabatschnik/
Tabaschnik, Schlofrig, Gross of Raschkow, Kopyczynce and Vienna
12. Israel Pickholtz [Israel] - mainly Galician interests
13. Linda Rakoff - researching ASCHNER, Vienna
14. Emery Roth - researching EISNER
15. Jane Goldfarb Roth - researching EISNER
16. Florence Schumacher - researching BROD Liben Prague Vienna
Detroit
17. Judy Segal - mainly researching Hungary/Slovakia
18. Henry Sinai [Israel] researching SINAI - Henry helped cater our
great Israeli Sigger meeting in March, 2006 [Thank you!]
19. Robert Stein - researching HIRSCH/STEIN Bohemia>Chicago
20. Tom Weiss - presenting paper not directly involved with
Austria-Czech SIG
21. Henry Wellisch [Canada] - presenting a paper on Theresienstadt.
22. Alex Woodle - presenting paper on research in Prague archives.

I hear there is likely to be an informal dinner so if you are
interested please let me know and I will pass on the message to the
organiser who will contact you.

As there are so many people to meet, it might be best to print out
this list and have it handy! We all wish you a great conference!  

Celia Male [U.K.]

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech IAJGS NY Conference Attendees - 2006 #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. August
13-18, 2006 (Av 19-24 5766). New York Marriott Marquis Hotel (45th
and Broadway).

I am delighted to be able to send you the list of Austria-Czech
Siggers who will be attending the 2006 NY conference. All have given
permission for their names to be listed. There may be a few more who
have not sent in their names or who wish to remain anonymous.
Likewise, there may be other Siggers attending who also belong to our
SIG out of lateral interest. Because of the huge Habsburg Empire and
wide interests of our members, they may be concentrating on
overlapping matters.

This shows once again what a keen group we are - how motivated - and
what a lot of volunteers we have in our midst who work to further the
cause of genealogy in our region. We are especially proud that Anne
Feder-Lee has such a prestigious position and that our Siggers are
presenting such fascinating papers.

I would be very happy to volunteer to put together a conference
report for our SIG, based on individual messages I receive >from the
attendees - unfortunately I will not be able to attend. Please let me
have anything you think might interest our 725/791 members spread
throughout the world.

I really missed not being able to read anything about last year's
conference and it would be a shame if this situation arose again.

In alphabetical order: unless stated otherwise, >from the USA.

1. Barbara Illner Barrett - researching JERUSALEM ILLNER FISCHER,
Bohemia
2. Alex Calzareth - Webmaster of Austria-Czech SIG
3. Anne Feder-Lee - [Hawaii] President of IAJGS
4. Vera Finberg - has ordered microfilms "Ubergetretenen >from 1876 to
1938 with indexing >from 1868-1941" for your perusal. Thank you, Vera

5. Rhea Kantner Frankl - researching FRANKL JEITELES, Bohemia
6. Larry Freund - indexing cemeteries in NY and Bohemia
7. Sally Goodman - researching ABELES KIRSCHBAUM NEUSPIEL ROTH
SCHAUER - Vienna and Moravia
8. Logan Kleinwaks - presenting paper on searching online directories

using his website www.kalter.org/search
9. Fritz Neubauer - presenting paper on Genealogical Information in
Memorial Books >from Germany and Austria
10. Gertrude Singer Ogushwitz - researching KONIGSBAUM, Vienna;
Budapest - many messages in GDG archives; very keen genealogist.
11. Bob Pachner - looking for his birth family
Tabacznick/Tabatschnik/
Tabaschnik, Schlofrig, Gross of Raschkow, Kopyczynce and Vienna
12. Israel Pickholtz [Israel] - mainly Galician interests
13. Linda Rakoff - researching ASCHNER, Vienna
14. Emery Roth - researching EISNER
15. Jane Goldfarb Roth - researching EISNER
16. Florence Schumacher - researching BROD Liben Prague Vienna
Detroit
17. Judy Segal - mainly researching Hungary/Slovakia
18. Henry Sinai [Israel] researching SINAI - Henry helped cater our
great Israeli Sigger meeting in March, 2006 [Thank you!]
19. Robert Stein - researching HIRSCH/STEIN Bohemia>Chicago
20. Tom Weiss - presenting paper not directly involved with
Austria-Czech SIG
21. Henry Wellisch [Canada] - presenting a paper on Theresienstadt.
22. Alex Woodle - presenting paper on research in Prague archives.

I hear there is likely to be an informal dinner so if you are
interested please let me know and I will pass on the message to the
organiser who will contact you.

As there are so many people to meet, it might be best to print out
this list and have it handy! We all wish you a great conference!  

Celia Male [U.K.]

Pictures of headstones from Prostejov (Prossnitz), CZR #austria-czech

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

Two years ago, I was in Prostejov (Prossnitz), Czech Republic and visited
the cemetery to find the graves of my GRUNHUT and KOCH families. After I
did, we began taking pictures of all of the headstones in an attempt to have
a photographic record of each burial in the entire cemetery. According to
the records, there are at least 500 stones there, but we were only able to
photograph a small portion of them before the weather prevented us >from
taking any more. In addition, many of the stones were very worn, and
probably one-third of the cemetery was overgrown and completely
inaccessible. In any case, I have pictures of stones with the following 82
names, and can send a digital copy if anyones sees one of interest. Names
grouped together below are on the same stone. Hopefully, someday the rest
will be photographed.

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI

BALLAK, Oskar (1878-1936)

BERGEL, Carl (1851-1938)
BERGEL, Ernestine
HAAS, Greta (geb. BERGEL)

BILL, Ludwig
BILL, Sigmund

BILL, Johanna (4/12/1878-11/14/1925)

BOCK, Marie (1855-1942)
BOCK, ?

BROSSLER, Josef (1896-1941)

BRULL, Rosa (1917-193?)

CZECH, Hugo (4/9/1888-12/3/1936)

FEHER, Etelka
FEHER, Josef
FEHER, Sandor

GALLUS, Eva Paula (9/27/??-4/2/??)

GELBER, Leopold

GLASS, Emil (1886-1933)

GLASS, Therese

GOTTLIEB, Max
GOTTLIEB, Leopold
MARTICKO, ?
MARTICKA, ?

GRUNFELD, Debora (8/15/1861-12/31/1928)

HEILIG, Hermann (1842-1928)

HIMMELREICH, Henrich (1869-1921)
HIMMELREICH, Gisela (geb. BRULL, 1884-1924)

HIRSCH(OVA), Ella (1877-1940)

HUSSERL, Jenny
HUSSERL, Irma (12/28/1872-12/8/193?)
HUSSERL, Arnold (8/8/1872-5/27/1941)

KAUFMANN, Leontine (geb. BRUCK)

KLEINER, Hinde (8/7/1855-1/7-1928)
KLEINER, Salomon (9/4/1890-3/26/1942)
ZELENY, Josef (1/15/1912-12/9/1977)
ZELENY, Ilja Jiri (1/26/1946-5/25/1995)

KOBLER, Josef

KOCH, Bernhard

LEDERER, Max (8/24/1872-2/2/1928)

LOW, Julie (gest 6/12/1915)

MANDL, Moric (3/1/1877-10/5/1934)
MANDL, Amalie

METZEL, ?
METZEL, ?

MORGENSTERN(OVA), Berta

NEUMANN, Josef

PLACZECH(OVA), Marie (geb. HUSSERLOVA, 10/20/1837-?)

POLLAK, Hugo (1879-1927)

POLLAK, Ludwig

POLLAK, Rosa

POLLAK, Samuel

RICHTER(OVA), Lola (1/17/1903-3/12/1947)

ROHMEN, Leni (geb. SCHLESINGER, 1833-1928)

SAMET, Theodor (geb. 11/29/1919-1937)

SCHICK, Josefine
SCHICK, Sigmund
SCHLESINGER, Philipp (1840-1930)

SPITZER, ?

SPRINGER, Phillip

SPRINGER, Jenny

STECKELMACHER, Jakob
STECKELMACHER, Klothilde (geb. EISLER)

STEINER, Edmund
STEINER, Josefine

STEINSCHNEIDER, Daniel (2/22/1861-10/25/1922)

STERN, Moritz (1844-1919)
STERN, Fanny (geb. REICH, 1858-1908)

STERN, Jolan

SUBAK, Sigmund (1853-1933)

VERSCHLEISSER(OVA), Elsa (geb. SCHILLEROVA)

VOGEL, Leopold

WEINER, Gisela (1869-1927)
WEINER, Heinrich (1860-1942)

WEISSKOPF, Ferdinand (11/10/1870-11/12/1938)
WEISSKOPF, Jeanetta (1/20/1867-11/12/1938)

WODAK, Rosalie (10/2/1851-12/6/1930)

WOLF, Erich (1860-1921)

WOLF, Max (1867-1921)
WOLF(OVA), Gisela (1875-1941)

WOLF, Sigmund (11/11/1835-12/7/1913)
WOLF, Emma (3/7/1863-14/10/1928)

WOLF, Victor (9/30/1872-1/16/1935)

WOLF, Mortiz (18?8-1929)

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Pictures of headstones from Prostejov (Prossnitz), CZR #austria-czech

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

Two years ago, I was in Prostejov (Prossnitz), Czech Republic and visited
the cemetery to find the graves of my GRUNHUT and KOCH families. After I
did, we began taking pictures of all of the headstones in an attempt to have
a photographic record of each burial in the entire cemetery. According to
the records, there are at least 500 stones there, but we were only able to
photograph a small portion of them before the weather prevented us >from
taking any more. In addition, many of the stones were very worn, and
probably one-third of the cemetery was overgrown and completely
inaccessible. In any case, I have pictures of stones with the following 82
names, and can send a digital copy if anyones sees one of interest. Names
grouped together below are on the same stone. Hopefully, someday the rest
will be photographed.

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI

BALLAK, Oskar (1878-1936)

BERGEL, Carl (1851-1938)
BERGEL, Ernestine
HAAS, Greta (geb. BERGEL)

BILL, Ludwig
BILL, Sigmund

BILL, Johanna (4/12/1878-11/14/1925)

BOCK, Marie (1855-1942)
BOCK, ?

BROSSLER, Josef (1896-1941)

BRULL, Rosa (1917-193?)

CZECH, Hugo (4/9/1888-12/3/1936)

FEHER, Etelka
FEHER, Josef
FEHER, Sandor

GALLUS, Eva Paula (9/27/??-4/2/??)

GELBER, Leopold

GLASS, Emil (1886-1933)

GLASS, Therese

GOTTLIEB, Max
GOTTLIEB, Leopold
MARTICKO, ?
MARTICKA, ?

GRUNFELD, Debora (8/15/1861-12/31/1928)

HEILIG, Hermann (1842-1928)

HIMMELREICH, Henrich (1869-1921)
HIMMELREICH, Gisela (geb. BRULL, 1884-1924)

HIRSCH(OVA), Ella (1877-1940)

HUSSERL, Jenny
HUSSERL, Irma (12/28/1872-12/8/193?)
HUSSERL, Arnold (8/8/1872-5/27/1941)

KAUFMANN, Leontine (geb. BRUCK)

KLEINER, Hinde (8/7/1855-1/7-1928)
KLEINER, Salomon (9/4/1890-3/26/1942)
ZELENY, Josef (1/15/1912-12/9/1977)
ZELENY, Ilja Jiri (1/26/1946-5/25/1995)

KOBLER, Josef

KOCH, Bernhard

LEDERER, Max (8/24/1872-2/2/1928)

LOW, Julie (gest 6/12/1915)

MANDL, Moric (3/1/1877-10/5/1934)
MANDL, Amalie

METZEL, ?
METZEL, ?

MORGENSTERN(OVA), Berta

NEUMANN, Josef

PLACZECH(OVA), Marie (geb. HUSSERLOVA, 10/20/1837-?)

POLLAK, Hugo (1879-1927)

POLLAK, Ludwig

POLLAK, Rosa

POLLAK, Samuel

RICHTER(OVA), Lola (1/17/1903-3/12/1947)

ROHMEN, Leni (geb. SCHLESINGER, 1833-1928)

SAMET, Theodor (geb. 11/29/1919-1937)

SCHICK, Josefine
SCHICK, Sigmund
SCHLESINGER, Philipp (1840-1930)

SPITZER, ?

SPRINGER, Phillip

SPRINGER, Jenny

STECKELMACHER, Jakob
STECKELMACHER, Klothilde (geb. EISLER)

STEINER, Edmund
STEINER, Josefine

STEINSCHNEIDER, Daniel (2/22/1861-10/25/1922)

STERN, Moritz (1844-1919)
STERN, Fanny (geb. REICH, 1858-1908)

STERN, Jolan

SUBAK, Sigmund (1853-1933)

VERSCHLEISSER(OVA), Elsa (geb. SCHILLEROVA)

VOGEL, Leopold

WEINER, Gisela (1869-1927)
WEINER, Heinrich (1860-1942)

WEISSKOPF, Ferdinand (11/10/1870-11/12/1938)
WEISSKOPF, Jeanetta (1/20/1867-11/12/1938)

WODAK, Rosalie (10/2/1851-12/6/1930)

WOLF, Erich (1860-1921)

WOLF, Max (1867-1921)
WOLF(OVA), Gisela (1875-1941)

WOLF, Sigmund (11/11/1835-12/7/1913)
WOLF, Emma (3/7/1863-14/10/1928)

WOLF, Victor (9/30/1872-1/16/1935)

WOLF, Mortiz (18?8-1929)

Re: George NEUMANN of Vienna m. Vera of textile & scarf empire #austria-czech

Lisa Thaler <lisathaler@...>
 

I have added Celia Male's name to the JewishGen Wall of Honor, in
appreciation for her generous time and efforts re: my NEUMANN and KOLIN
of Vienna queries. Thank you again, Celia! Sincerely, Lisa THALER
(Chicago, IL, US) Researching...artist Sacha KOLIN (1911-1981)

On Jul 20, 2006, at 7:28 AM, Celia Male wrote:
Lisa Thaler has asked us about George NEUMANN of Vienna,
...
Celia Male [U.K.]

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: George NEUMANN of Vienna m. Vera of textile & scarf empire #austria-czech

Lisa Thaler <lisathaler@...>
 

I have added Celia Male's name to the JewishGen Wall of Honor, in
appreciation for her generous time and efforts re: my NEUMANN and KOLIN
of Vienna queries. Thank you again, Celia! Sincerely, Lisa THALER
(Chicago, IL, US) Researching...artist Sacha KOLIN (1911-1981)

On Jul 20, 2006, at 7:28 AM, Celia Male wrote:
Lisa Thaler has asked us about George NEUMANN of Vienna,
...
Celia Male [U.K.]

Anyone from Argentina #romania

Sorin Goldenberg <soring0412@...>
 

Is there anyone >from Argentina ?
I am trying to trace my late grandmother's sister descendants.
I have tryed through Reunir - but, after more than half a year I did
not get any result.
If anyone >from there - or anyone who can help pls. e-mail me privately.

Regards,

Sorin Goldenberg
Israel

Romania SIG #Romania Anyone from Argentina #romania

Sorin Goldenberg <soring0412@...>
 

Is there anyone >from Argentina ?
I am trying to trace my late grandmother's sister descendants.
I have tryed through Reunir - but, after more than half a year I did
not get any result.
If anyone >from there - or anyone who can help pls. e-mail me privately.

Regards,

Sorin Goldenberg
Israel

Seeking residents located by address in London about 1900 #unitedkingdom

Stephen Denker
 

Are there any records such as London city directories where I can search
residents by street address for the years 1895-1905? I'm especially
interested in who lived at 45 Morgan St. in 1899. My grandfather, upon
arrival at the Poor Jew's Temporary Shelter in London, said he was going to
the above address.

He was listed in the London 1901 census at 14 Underwood St. living with his
sister, her husband, her child and 2 other boarders. I want to find out who
was he going to on Morgan St.

Thanks

Elayne Denker
Brookline, MA USA
Researching BILLMAN, DENKER, GINSBERG(various spellings) KRUGER, KRIEGER
(various spellings) all migrating through UK

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Seeking residents located by address in London about 1900 #unitedkingdom

Stephen Denker
 

Are there any records such as London city directories where I can search
residents by street address for the years 1895-1905? I'm especially
interested in who lived at 45 Morgan St. in 1899. My grandfather, upon
arrival at the Poor Jew's Temporary Shelter in London, said he was going to
the above address.

He was listed in the London 1901 census at 14 Underwood St. living with his
sister, her husband, her child and 2 other boarders. I want to find out who
was he going to on Morgan St.

Thanks

Elayne Denker
Brookline, MA USA
Researching BILLMAN, DENKER, GINSBERG(various spellings) KRUGER, KRIEGER
(various spellings) all migrating through UK

Re: Wiggery-pokery! #general

HPOLLINS@...
 

In a message dated 22/07/2006, jrw@... writes:
western Jews ... "lost" or rather chose to "drop" the use of Yiddish in
general earlier than in the east -- in large part because of what someone
correctly identified as their
snobbish "disdain" for what they perceived as the language of the
Jewish "great unwashed."

There was certainly a great deal of disdain for Yiddish among western Jews -
the headmaster of the very large Jews' Free School in the East End of London
would not allow Yiddish to be spoken. His mission was to anglicise the
immigrants and their children. Maybe snobbery was part of it. But my parents,
brought up in Yiddish-speaking homes in the East End, only spoke English to us
apart >from the odd Yiddish word and phrase. They did not dislike Yiddish, and
would speak it to others of their generation. I'm sure they spoke English
because we lived in a non-Jewish neighbourhood and almost all their daily
social intercourse was with non-Jews.

Harold Pollins
Oxford

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Wiggery-pokery! #general

HPOLLINS@...
 

In a message dated 22/07/2006, jrw@... writes:
western Jews ... "lost" or rather chose to "drop" the use of Yiddish in
general earlier than in the east -- in large part because of what someone
correctly identified as their
snobbish "disdain" for what they perceived as the language of the
Jewish "great unwashed."

There was certainly a great deal of disdain for Yiddish among western Jews -
the headmaster of the very large Jews' Free School in the East End of London
would not allow Yiddish to be spoken. His mission was to anglicise the
immigrants and their children. Maybe snobbery was part of it. But my parents,
brought up in Yiddish-speaking homes in the East End, only spoke English to us
apart >from the odd Yiddish word and phrase. They did not dislike Yiddish, and
would speak it to others of their generation. I'm sure they spoke English
because we lived in a non-Jewish neighbourhood and almost all their daily
social intercourse was with non-Jews.

Harold Pollins
Oxford