Tag Archives: Nathan Kornmehl

Rolled Beef: “The Giant Panda of Deli Meats”

Rolled Beef: “The Giant Panda of Deli Meats”

I learned a great deal about the late Nathan Kornmehl from the many testimonials that were sent to the memorial page of this blog. By all accounts, he was a generous, kind man, someone who didn’t let the tremendous adversity he faced from the Nazis make him angry or bitter. I also learned that hisContinue Reading

Nathan Kornmehl (1916 – 2013)

Nathan Kornmehl (1916 – 2013)

I was saddened by the recent news that Nathan Kornmehl had died, initially in the way you are saddened by the passing of a historical figure —  almost a fictional one. As Linda Chalmers Zemel, who interviewed him for the Buffalo Jewish Review in 2004 — see Nathan Kornmehl’s Story — said of Nathan, whoContinue Reading

An Inspiring Woman: Frances Kornmehl

An Inspiring Woman: Frances Kornmehl

I often wondered why Jill Leibman Kornmehl, a key contributor to this blog, got so involved with researching her husband’s family, the Kornmehls–rather than, say, her own family. Today I present the answer, in Jill’s words. It’s a story filled with miracles, large and small. An Inspiring Woman by Jill Leibman Kornmehl It was notContinue Reading

The Last of the Kornmehl Butchers (Maybe)

The Last of the Kornmehl Butchers (Maybe)

I’m excited to welcome as my first guest poster one of my newly discovered relatives. Jill Leibman Kornmehl is the daughter-in-law of Nathan Kornmehl, at 96 years old the patriarch of the Kornmehl family. At least as far as I know. New branches of the family keep cropping up. I’m not ready to say anythingContinue Reading