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Dayenu: A Kornmehl Reunion in Vienna

Dayenu: A Kornmehl Reunion in Vienna

Dayenu: It would have been enough. That phrase, repeated as a refrain in a Passover song that offers a litany of thanks for blessings piled upon blessings, has been going through my head sporadically since last October, when I gave a talk at the Freud Museum in Vienna. It’s been an amazing journey, albeit oneContinue Reading

Return to Vienna: Must the Past Be Prologue?

Return to Vienna: Must the Past Be Prologue?

I’m going to Vienna in June. After writing about the city of my parents’ birth for the past two years, I’m finally taking the plunge. I’m looking forward to the trip. I’m also dreading it. I was there only once before, in the early 1970s, at the request of my parents. While I was planning a trip to Europe with a college friend,Continue Reading

The Kornmehl-Schmerling Connection, Past & Present

The Kornmehl-Schmerling Connection, Past & Present

I have a tendency to be a bit long winded. I can’t quite make this a Wordless Wednesday — or even an (Almost) Wordless Wednesday — but I’m going to try to keep my foray into the past and present of the Kornmehl and Schmerling families as brief as possible. Kornmehls and Schmerlings, Past IContinue Reading