I was never much interested in knowing
my ancestors but others around me have been; ignorant tree
creators I call them. "I'm going to see my family in Strassbourg," I announced to a small group of
friends. "I heard they
serve warm beer in Germany," John answered. "I
weeks in Europe, Spain, and Italy, and I don't like
Germany," Colene said, shaking her head. How to answer
this? When Americans travel abroad, they come back and
say, "I've been to Europe." It's so very strange. :-)
My name is Krista and these friends inspired me to become a
genea-holic. Genealogy: "Where you confuse the dead and
irritate the living."
I don't know about the dead, but this obsession of
mine is starting to irritate the living: my family. I'm
not stopping now, and my progress will be posted on this
Where I come from, some territories are acquired
and/or lost, some borders change, names change or are
altered. Because territories and borders are populated
with real people, they end up as human ping-pong
French becomes a German, a Polish becomes a Russian, or
a German becomes a Polish. Eeeek! Okay! Enough!
Stay tuned, as I will post the history of our
Matriarch...Marie Bartz from Sarreguemines. The image
above is a
write up about her in a newspaper in 1945.
I will post information about Robert Nicolas who was
executed in 1945 by Americans. And I will post in
detail about my 2 family members who were prisoners in
Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp and that, dear hearts, is
Look in my photo album (below) to see my family and I
in Reichshoffen (near Strassbourg)
that's FRANCE you nit-wits! As you can see, we are an
My Family Photo Album
travel stories and other stories I have written:
One Tale in a Thousand
Journey to Sudan
Eritrea Revels in First Tastes of Peace and Freedom
Mecca of Mocha
Walking in Moses' Footsteps
Recalling Our Days in Yemen
Where Have All the Friendships Gone?
Ethiopia Promises Wild, Primitive Adventure
A Journey Back in Time
Hello, Are You There?
Coming Face to Face with Little
Island of Sukatra
My trip to Morocco,
I am in Morocco now.
Check out this youtube video to see the process of
making Argand oil. Argand oil is a highly valued oil
from southern Morocco.
The oil is hand-pressed by women working in a
co-operative. The nuts are crushed with a stone
and then cold-pressed in an old way of producing the
oil. The women make 2 kinds of oil, one for cosmetics
and the other for food.
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