11274Re: [S-R] Re: Poprad area (German settlement)
- Dec 6, 2004In a message dated 12/5/04 11:51:43 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> had magyarized the name to Kristoffy. I would love to knowmy aunt, born 1915 in the United States of immigrant parents, would define
herself as Slovak, yet her cousin, born in Slovakia and coming to the States in
1951, would define himself as Hungarian. he said that to be Hungarian was
to be of better heritage. their fathers were brothers and their mothers came
from the exact same village.
my brother, growing up, would tell everyone that our family was German. I
told everyone that we are Polish and Slovak. we had the exact same parents. he
got his story from our father. i got my story from my mother.
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