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Running for Her Life

August 25, 2011

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I heard her cries coming from the research carrel next to mine at the Holocaust Museum.  Her name was Irene, a short middle aged woman, staring, as I was, at a computer screen.  Hoping, as I was, that a relative’s name would appear that might prove that family members lived in more than stories told by aging […]

Name That Turk

March 29, 2011

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  (credit: visualfunhouse.com) Everyone has a family tree.  Now Husband Dan has a family tree, only the branches have a permanent  bad hair day and refuse to organize themselves in any logical way.   Part of this is because  people in his family believe strongly in marriage and so they marry often, creating lots of half […]

From the Desert to the Shtetl

September 10, 2010

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                                                                                                               My cousin Linda and I have been chasing our family history off and on for more years than I can remember.  Currently, we are “on.”  Our tree is filled with people who often had to be invisible in order to survive, and, even in death, they remain elusive in spite of our best efforts […]