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Rolled Beef, Wolf Blitzer & More Buffalo Kornmehls

Rolled Beef, Wolf Blitzer & More Buffalo Kornmehls

In my backlog of unfinished posts, this one — started in November 2019 — seemed the most timely for this pandemic Passover. It’s partly elegiac, which fits the current mood, but it’s also about finding new family. And about endurance. A deli-denying newscaster plays a part in the narrative too. Fake news!  Rolled Beef, ReduxContinue Reading

Freud’s Butcher, Year One: Five Highlights

Freud’s Butcher, Year One: Five Highlights

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since I wrote my first post here, a speculation on whether Freud ate kosher. It’s been quite the wild ride since then — a statement that might surprise those who think that genealogy is boring. But if you use the term family history  — emphasis onContinue Reading

Word Play: Pondering Family, Food & Freud

Word Play: Pondering Family, Food & Freud

It’s a holiday weekend. I have several posts half finished, waiting for additional historical information to arrive or, in the case of some difficult topics, for the right angle to strike me. So I decided to tinker with my blog — specifically, with the names of my subcategories, Genealogy, Psychology & Meat. Because I didn’tContinue Reading

Viktor Kornmehl, Viktor Frankl & Sigmund Freud

Viktor Kornmehl, Viktor Frankl & Sigmund Freud

Today I’m turning Freud’s Butcher over to a guest blogger. You’ll soon see why. I was amazed at the serendipity when I realized I knew the author of a biography of the latest psychologist to turn up in the life of a Kornmehl family member. *** Guest post by Anna Redsand “The more exciting partContinue Reading