Monthly Archives: August 2018

Thurs., 23 Aug: Iasi – cont’d

Actually, this visit, as have all of our archival visits to date, was amazing. We arrived at the archives very late – about 90 minutes after the 10-11 AM window was closed.  We were shown into the lobby and asked … Continue reading

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Thurs., 23 Aug.: Kishinev to Iasi

A day I dreaded – crossing into Romania. My last venture into Romania was not a pleasant one, and even though, technically I wasn’t “in” Romania, since I never left the airport, memories of it filled me with dread. Decades … Continue reading

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Wed., Aug 22: M-P to Kishinev (Chișinău)

There are simply not enough hours in a day, or perhaps we have too much to do each day. Our plans seem reasonable enough, and yet, time just disappears. In Mogilev-Podolsky, we did not have time to go to the … Continue reading

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Tues., Aug 21: Khmelnitsky to M-P

In spite of having internet in every hotel we have stayed at, it has not been consistent enough to post to this blog every day, so my postings are sporadic. To my delight though, my phone has a data signal … Continue reading

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Mon., 20 Aug: Kiev to Khmelnytskyi

We had a phenomenal time at the Kiev archives.  The archivists were welcoming and gave us a terrific tour.  We’ve been really fortunate in our visits to various archives. Archivists have been welcoming, eager to speak with us about their … Continue reading

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Sun., 19 Aug: Kovel to Lutsk to Kiev

On the way to Kovel last night, I got a text message from Phyllis Grossman. Phyllis was one of my co-chairs for the IAJGS 2016 conference in Seattle and we became good friends while working on the conference.  She attended … Continue reading

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Sat., 18 Aug – Waiting for Godot

Today was to be a travel day. The best laid plans as they say.  No, I don’t mean we didn’t travel, because we did. We even got to our destination, with no mishaps, well nothing major or damaging in any … Continue reading

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