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Branches Intertwining

Hello, People. We’ve reached the point in the narrative where my great-grandpa Leo Lessiack’s story begins to intersect with my great-grandmother, Margaret Spielmann’s story. This is a full-circle moment for me, and worthy … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 11 Comments

Doing the HAPAG Flip

No, I’m not learning the latest dance craze. I’m trying to interpret this photo from my great-grandpa Leo’s collection. On the back of the photo, someone wrote, “1900.” I spent … Continue reading

December 14, 2014 · 23 Comments

What I’ve Learned So Far

As promised, here’s a progress report on what I know so far about Hermann and Fanny Spielmann’s marriage record from the Records Office of the Jewish Community in Vienna. I can’t … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 13 Comments

A Thanksgiving Surprise

Hello, People. I’m back. No, I didn’t drown in a vat of gravy, but I did suffer a wee touch of overcommitment-itis that prevented me from immediately leaping on the surprise I … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · 4 Comments