I am a proud Danish Lutheran Ukrainian Russian Jewish American.
When my Danish grandparents first emigrated from Denmark when they were still very young single adults two years apart from one another, they first settled in the Danish American community of Elk Horn, Iowa, where they later wed and started their family. I have visited Elk Horn on a couple occasions and have found it to be extremely interesting with its rich Danish history and connection.
If you go on over thisaway, you may watch the interesting video, “Cherishing Our History-the Danish Villages (Elk Horn & Kimballton, IA)”.
After many years of thinking about visiting the Danish American community of Solvang, California, I finally made the trip in January 2013! What a wonderful experience that I plan on repeating.
Tell you what! Follow the embedded link contained within the article title in order to read “Solvang: A hamlet beyond Hamlet.”
My Jewish mother was born in Podolia in Eastern Europe. As an infant, she fled that region of the world with her older sister and their mother (my grandmother whose first husband was killed in the Russian Revolution) sometime between 1919 and 1923.
The following embedded link will open a new browser window that will help you learn a little something of Podolia:
Virtual Jewish World: Podolia, Ukraine