Matzo in coffee anyone? #germany


David Birnbaum
 

Hi All,

Regarding Ben's report on Matzo in coffee - we also have that tradition in the
family - coming >from my father who also was a kindertransport refugee >from Germany.
He, however, was first generation German (born in Frankfurt) - his parents both
came originally >from Galicia (with no Hungarian connection anywhere).

Wherever the tradition comes >from - it's something to look forward to every Pesach
for those of us brought up on it [and for those of us, like my wife, who wasn't
(notwithstanding her Hungarian genes...) - to fail to understand why anyone would
go near the stuff! :)]

Chag Sameach

David
David Birnbaum, Rehovot, Israel
Researching: BIRNBAUM (Husiatyn), RAWER (Dobrotwor), DRESNER (Ivanovka),
SCHARFSPITZ (Husiatyn), FEUST (Munich), MAINZ (Frankfurt a/m),
SULZBACHER (Mergentheim), NECKARSULMER Fuerth, MERZBACHER (Baiersdorf)

From: Ben Forman <ben.r.forman@gmail.com>
As a kid my dad used to make me matzo in coffee at Pesach as his mum had done for
him, does anyone else share this tradition or know where it comes from, my
grandmother was a kindertransport refugee >from Germany born in Berlin, her parents
were >from Koeln and Posen respectively; I did look on Google and it says it was a
tradition of Jews in Hungary, so I wonder if it was a tradition which came to her
from the family who took her in in England (I do not know of they came >from Hungary
originally).


Werner Hirsch
 

We often had matzo in coffee (mazzekaffee) for breakfast during Passover. We
came >from Aschaffenburg in Bavaria. I know others >from that town, non-relatives,
that still eat it. I've traced parts of my family back to the 16th Century and
haven't found any with roots outside of Germany, or even far >from Bavaria. The way
we made it was simple; fill a cup with broken matzo, pour coffee over it, add milk
or cream and sugar, eat with a spoon. (I just enjoyed a cup.)

Chag Sameach,

Werner HIRSCH

From: Ben Forman <ben.r.forman@gmail.com>
As a kid my dad used to make me matzo in coffee at Pesach as his mum had done for
him, does anyone else share this tradition or know where it comes from, my
grandmother was a kindertransport refugee >from Germany born in Berlin, her parents
were >from Koeln and Posen respectively; I did look on Google and it says it was a
tradition of Jews in Hungary...


Ruth u.Thomas Bloch <ruthomas.bloch@...>
 

I was amused by Ben Forman's mail. We still have this tradition in our
families. My ancestors, five generations back to 2nd half 16 th century,
originate >from Southern Germany and I strongly suppose the "Mazzo Coffee"
having the same origin.

Thomas Bloch, Zurich, Switzerland ruthomas.bloch@bluewin.ch


Adelle Gloger
 

Because of Pesach, I'm about 4 days behind with e-mail.

My father who was born in Tarnopol in 1906 (Galicia then). He came to the
USA in 1921 as a teen. As a child, and even when I was older, I remember my
father breaking Matzah and putting it in his coffee. It didn't make any
difference if it was Pesach or not. He did it all year. That's probably why
he bought matzah after Pesach when it was on sale.

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Cleveland, Ohio USA
agloger@aol.com