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From Chernivtsi to Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi exists twice in Ukraine: in Podolia and Bukovina. There is the mundane Bukovinian provincial capital and the traditional Podolian town. Both are worth to visit. 234 more words

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Jewish Cemetery, Prague

The Jewish Cemetery in Prague is in existence since at least the early 15th Century. In a space no bigger than a soccer pitch there are at least 12,000 tombstones and an estimated 100,000 burials. 25 more words


In Transnistria

Transnistria was a Romanian deportation zone for Jews and Gypsies during the war. Thousands died of typhus, inhuman working conditions, of hunger or were shot. My fellow traveler Sylvia was here more than 70 years ago when she was a little girl. 626 more words

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Munich, Germany [part 3]: more Family heritage

Munich, Germany : Family and Tourist stuff

After seeing the house we stopped at a café for drinks before continuing to a Jewish Cemetery that my dad had looked up online. 414 more words


Remembering Jewish Essaouira, Heritage Sites & Synagogues

Essaouira owes much of its past, present and future to its situation on a bay sheltered from the fierce trade winds of the Atlantic Ocean by an archipelago of small, rocky islands. 1,156 more words

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Ghostlike Appearences

Portraits of the deceased on gravestones do actually not exist in Jewish tradition. It is a custom that is common in Christian cemeteries in many European countries and was adopted since the interwar period. 322 more words

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All the way back

On April 18, my friends and I came back home from our trip to Bukovina. What happened between the last blog post on April 15, and our return, I still have to report. 667 more words

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