Ashkenazim, cemeteries, Holocaust, Pitten, Niederösterreich, Austria

Dead Nations Rising One Citizen at a Time

This year's cemetery month begins with graveyard poetry. For today's post, I begin with the end: the final stanza of The Jewish Cemetery at Newport by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The poem was first published 160 years ago, in 1858, and contemplated an abandoned Jewish graveyard established nearly 200 years previously in 1677. Among Longfellow's contemplation, he… Continue reading Dead Nations Rising One Citizen at a Time

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Abeles, Daniel, Franziska Daniel, Josephine Daniel Rothsprack, Rudolf Abeles

Unknown Family Members Identified

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog post for this important announcement: I am pleased to report that I have made a very special connection to family, friends, and neighbors who were lost in the Holocaust. In the past few days a flurry of emails have gone back and forth between my parents, myself, and a… Continue reading Unknown Family Members Identified

Daniel, genealogy, Rosa Daniel

She looks just like me. But who is she?

I missed posting on Wednesday. Writing about my Tante Rosa was important, but it took a lot out of me.  By the time I had completed the post, I was emotionally worn down.  I didn't feel like I was just blogging about my aunt; I was writing for all of  the families of the holocaust. As a… Continue reading She looks just like me. But who is she?