Abeles, Daniel, Davies/Davis, Kwiatkowski, Newsletter, Rothsprack, Skeen, Untold Stories

November Newsletter

This month at Stories From the Past: PPD, NaBloPoMo, and NPO Eventually monthly newsletters will show up as an email  (if you follow by email), but I'm learning as I go, so I'll make do until I figure it out. This first newsletter is more for my benefit than anyone else (I'm practicing), but I hope… Continue reading November Newsletter

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

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?

From a child's standpoint, I imagined the horror of discovery that the people whom I put my deepest faith in could not keep me from being snatched away from my family and sent to an unimaginable doom