Thursday, March 31, 2011
Crows over Przemysl/Red Thread (from the vaults)
My grandparents came from Bachow, a shtetl near the now-Polish city of Przemysl. My daughter and I traveled there in 1998.
These crows appeared in the graying sky as we first emerged from our vehicle, they were almost directly over Bachow.
Most of the family left in the great Jewish emigration at the turn of the 19th and 20th century. Some made it to Israel after World War II, but many perished in the Holocaust.
This material is from the project Red Thread.
There is an excellent blog chronicling the history of the Jews of Przemysl.