Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Letter on an Editor

Re “To emigrate or not,” by Dan Rottenberg—
Fascinating ought-to-biography. Would make a top notch musical. Except there’s no explanation of their patronym, Rottenberg. Maybe they were sneering silently at the defective mountain of their nearby Russian Orthodox neigh-boors.
Patrick D. Hazard
Weimar, Germany
August 9, 2013

Editor’s comment: The Marianskys of Suwalki Gubernia in Russia were my maternal grandfather’s family. The Rottenbergs were Hungarians, with roots going back to the 13th Century German rabbi Meir of Rothenburg.

No comments: