Recipe for Matzo Ball Soup

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Recipe for Matzo Ball Soup
Recipe for Matzo Ball Soup

My great-great-grandfather was named Nanthan he came from Austria to the US when he was 16 right before the turn of the century. My great-great-grandmother was named Sara she also came to the Us before the 1900s but she came from Poland. She came with her sisters and mother. They both met in the US, they dated and eventually got married. Nathan worked in factories in the Garment center until he decided to open a factory that manufactured umbrellas. His business was called, “Coast to Coast Umbrella Company.” They ( Nathan and Sara) would often visit Europe. Nathan was part of a charity group that brought orphans from Europe and reunited them with their families. He brought the kids to both the US and Great Britain, depending on where he could find their families. He was honored many times from many different groups. My great-grandma (Sara) had many kids one of them being my great grandmother who is named Birdie who we call GG. Our family was originally Jewish, but we don’t practice Judaism anymore. When Sara came she brought her family's recipe for matzo ball soup. The recipe is our tie to our Jewish heritage and roots. Every Christmas we cook the matzo ball soup, first, Sara did, then Birdie, then my grandma (Rona), who taught my second cousin (Brian) who is now teaching me, my brothers and our cousins. The matzo ball soup is made every Christmas and is also made when our grandma visits us sometimes. 

Place(s): Austria, Poland, the United States

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Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more