Tuesday, September 12, 2006

A Picture From My Family's Shtetl - Week 51

6 Comments:

At September 12, 2006 at 8:56:00 AM EDT, Blogger Baleboosteh said...

Pretty picture SJ

 
At September 12, 2006 at 8:56:00 AM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Thank you :)

 
At September 12, 2006 at 9:04:00 AM EDT, Blogger Shoshana said...

I really like the flowers - they look so happy :)

 
At September 13, 2006 at 9:06:00 AM EDT, Blogger MC Aryeh said...

Those flowers are ginormous...so incongruous to think of something so pretty in a place with such a sad and tragic history...

 
At September 16, 2006 at 9:18:00 PM EDT, Blogger Elaine said...

Beautiful !! Simply lovely !! Your pictures of your family's Shtetl make me smile !! I think it's wonderful that you want so much to know your family's roots !! My mother's people came from that same area over 200 years ago. They sailed from Germany with German immigrants, to the United States before the War of Independence. They were among the first to come to America, (the colonies at that time). I have researched them back through the Jewish GenWeb, and have had several very kind replies from Mangel families still in the old country as they say. Many have very sad stories to tell of relatives of our family line who perished in the Shoah. It made me think what it would have meant if my mother's family had never left there, would they have perished too? Well, anyway I think it's beautiful country and so rich in history, some of it very tradgic, but I'm certain, some of it very joyous too !! Thanks for sharing !! Elaine

 
At September 17, 2006 at 7:54:00 AM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Shoshana, MCAryeh, and Elaine: I appreciate your feedback. I am amazed by how many people like this series. I don't have all that many pictures left, but I will keep sharing what I have.

 

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