past faces

hanni mittler

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rybky, 1885/2012

More than any other ancestral hometown, Rybky, Slovakia has always had the strongest pull on my heart. Maybe that’s because it was the first ancestral hometown that I learned about when I was young, or maybe because it seemed to be a place that others were committed to remembering — or perhaps both. My grandfather … Continue reading

hanni, david, me, 1885/2012

Yesterday, I found my great-great-great-grandparents’ grave in a plum orchard in Slovakia.