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Use our multimedia maps, and explore the family pictures, archival material, and personal stories of 21 Jewish Holocaust survivors to get a unique insight into Europe’s rich Jewish heritage, and to discover sites of Jewish life in towns in Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania.
Goldhammera Street 3 is also important in Gizela Fudem’s family story. Her grandfather, Chaim Gutman Muschel, ran a winery here — one that was renowned and valued throughout Tarnów and in the surrounding towns. Her grandfather was a well-known, acknowledged and respected figure in the community. For example, other people running businesses in his house emphasized that Mr. Muschel owned the place in their advertisements, because “Mr. Muschel’s house” was a much clearer landmark for the local community than the actual official address.
Let us give the floor to Gizela herself:
I remember the days in my early childhood when he [grandfather] had a wine bottling plant. He had a house on one of the most beautiful streets in Tarnów, on the corner of Folwarczna and Goldhammera. It was a large house, probably two-storey, quite elegant, with adornments. There was also a fish shop, a carpentry workshop in the backyard, and a small house for the caretaker, and this wine bottling plant next to it. A family story goes that when I was very young, on my way home from school, I would go there sometimes and the workers would let me pull some wine from the barrel with a rubber hose. After that, I couldn’t eat dinner…