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06/12/2016

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Gabriel Kurczewski

I am happy that plaques commemorating Zimmermann family will be placed on the house in Mád. There is beautifull renovatd synagouge in this village. Now, they also renovate old Jewish school. I hear also that every year more and more chasid pilgrims come to Bodrogkeresztúr, another village in Tokaj region, to celebrate memory of their famous cadik Steiner. So, step by step awarness of Jewish presence and heritage in the region is growing. That's very important but not easy process.
I think sarcasm is not needed here. You write "It doesn’t take a skilled historian to examine labels from a 1924 Tokaji and see the name Zimmermann on it." If you really examine old labels of Zimmermann wines you will see Abaújszántó village name on them, not of Mád. On some labels and also on business paper there are drawings of their vineyards - none of them was located in village of Mád, building of winery sketched there is also different from nowadays Royal Tokaji headquarters. So, if labels count, as you suggest, they support view that Oster family story could be new and surprising for Royal Tokaji management.

Alicefeiring

Hello Gabriel, Thanks for your contribution.

To clarify: The Zimmermanns were a large family spread throughout the Tokaj region. Lipot Zimmermann, seems to have been Gerry's grandfather's grandfather. One of Lipot's sons was Adolph Zimmermann (Gerry's great grandfather). The family is fairly certain that he was the one who built the family compound that is now headquarters for Royal Tokaji.

Susy's father owned both the Szt. Tamás and Nyulászó vineyards, in the Mád commune, as well as others spread out. They hold copies of deeds from the 1800s.

The Oster's have documents for their vineyards, indeed, as Gabor's site states, scattered over the area.

I'm sure it seemed like news from the RT management, but as far as local knowledge and local employees, it was not.

Nevertheless, this is a big step forward and pleased this was resolved and now publicly acknowledged.

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