THE DALFEN FAMILY IN BUKOVINA
Left to right: Sam (superimposed as he was already in Canada when the
photo was taken), Miriam, Toba Devorah (née Kastner)and Menachem Mendel,
and Regina Dalfen (wearing watch). Seated: Esther, Clara (black braids)
On bench: Morris (dark hair), Joe (blonde), the youngest.
Little girl under Sam is Bertha.
|The Dalfens (descendents of Toba
Devorah Kastner Dalfen, one of the two surviving daughters of
Mayer Moishe) were also in the lumber business. Mechel’s son David
had a lot of customers in Dorohoi, a rather large city in Bukovina.
But not all of his business was composed of lumber. Mayer Moishe
also ran an inn (more along the lines of a tavern), where the
peasants would come for refreshments. He privately referred to
them as “those drunken peasants”.
According to Morris Dalfen (born in
l9l0), every Friday, there was a “marketplace”, where the
trading took place, and the deals were made. At the beginning,
the “marketplace” was held in the city in a special location
that was set up for it. Later, the marketplace was moved to the