Again: Re. S.S. Roslan (and shipping records to Palestine:" #belarus


On August 2, 03, I wrote to this mail group to correct something I had
written earlier. I said it was not >from the Internet that I had found
information about the S.S. Roslan, but >from the first chapter of Martin Gilber's
biography of Nathan Sharansky.

My having made this mistake has troubled me. Was I embarking on the first
stage of senile dementia? Perhaps! But I prefer to attribute that mistake to
my having taken for the past three or so days some muscle relaxant pills and
some Valerian pills and quite a few aspirins. These may have addled my brain a
bit although they did not relieve my back pain much.

Early this morning I discovered that last week I had indeed found and
copied some Internet information about the S.S. Roslan in footnote no. 10 of the
text concerning the concert pianist and Zionist David Schor. Among other facts,
this footnote says that "the S.S. 'Roslan' sailed >from Odessa and arrived at
Jaffa at the end of 1919, with 630 immigrants aboard. See:

Obviously this is the same S.S. Roslan which Gilbert said had borne to
Palestine 300 Russian immigrants including Natan Sharansky's uncle Shamai.

But I have been wondering whether "Roslan" could be the English
transliteration of the Hebrew or Yiddish spelling of "Russland." There was a
Norwegian ship called the S.S. Russland, according to:

but according to the information at this site, which is admittedly not
complete, the S.S. Russland was wrecked on Long Beach New Jersey in 1877. So this
rules out my idea that "Russland" could be a re-tranliteration of "Roslan."

I do not own any books about ships and at the present time I do not feel
well enough to go to a library and try to find out whether there was a ship
called the Roslan.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse; SAS or
SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov;

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