Tag Archives: Manfred Wolf

Survival in Paradise: Curaçao

Survival in Paradise: Curaçao

Last July, when I posted an excerpt from Manfred Wolf’s memoir, Survival in Paradise, I was pleased — though not at all surprised — by the positive response it got. It’s a very moving piece about a young boy’s coming of age during World War II. So I am doubly pleased to have gotten permissionContinue Reading

Survival in Paradise: Southern France

Survival in Paradise: Southern France

Get a cup of coffee or tea and settle in. I’ve got a great read for you today, courtesy of one of my talented relatives. I introduced Manfred Wolf briefly last week when he added information about his uncle Paul to an earlier post about the far-flung Kornmehl family. Today the spotlight is entirely onContinue Reading

Geography Lessons: Wandering Jews

Geography Lessons: Wandering Jews

Did you know that, for a significant period of time (1795-1919), the country we now know as Poland ceased to exist, that it was divided up between Prussia, Russia, and Austria-Hungary? And did you know that, before 1795,  approximately half the world’s population of Jews lived in the region that was thus divided up, someContinue Reading