Places in Galicia
Grus in Marienbad
Amalia Charak, whom we called ‘Grus’ was my paternal great-grandmother. She was born in Skole 1882. She and her husband Isidore lived in many cities in the Lemberg/Lwów/L’viv area, where Isidore found work as a civil clerk.
I have a photograph of Grus, looking very elegant in a fur-trimmed coat on a metropolitan street with a large domed building in the background. Originally I thought the location of the photo was in Vienna, as that was one of the places where the family spent time. It turns out that the location is in Marienbad near the Pavilion of Cross Springs.