Any Other Name

A Temporary Peace My grandmother was an immigrant from Eastern Europe. She was born in 1910 in the town of Svalava, which was part of the Kingdom of Hungary at the time but joined Czechoslovakia in 1920 by decree of the Treaty of Trianon, which ended WWI. Now, the town, with no remaining Jewish population, … Continue reading Any Other Name

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Blue, Blue

In the region of Transylvania, in Eastern Europe, so many structures are painted one particular shade of blue that it is widely known as Transylvania blue. My family, particularly my grandmother, her siblings, and her predecessors, come from areas within and neighboring what we know as Transylvania.