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My Family’s Butcher Shops

My Family’s Butcher Shops

When I started this blog, I knew that my mother’s uncles in Vienna had butcher shops, plural, and that one of them sold meat — kosher meat, my mother said —  to Sigmund Freud’s wife. It wasn’t until I did a lot more research that I was able to put names to the butchers, however,Continue Reading

Family History Writing Challenge, Day 2: Why’d You Choose Those Relatives?

Family History Writing Challenge, Day 2: Why’d You Choose Those Relatives?

I explained on the first day of this challenge that I was going to look into the lives of Ezriel Kornmehl and Viktor Kornmehl. But neither Ezriel or Viktor is closely related to me — or to each other. Why chose them as my subjects? Because of Sigmund Freud. As I’ve often mentioned, my maternalContinue Reading

Did Freud Eat Kosher?

Did Freud Eat Kosher?

My mother didn’t talk much about her early life in Vienna, but one of the things she told me was that Sigmund Freud’s wife used to buy kosher meat from one of her uncles. I recently learned the identity of this uncle: It was Siegmund Kornmehl, who had a kosher butcher shop on the groundContinue Reading