Re: Where is Ariopol? #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>

On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 23:45:03 UTC, (Philip Belkin)

My grandfather's place of residence, as listed in the Hamburg
Passenger List is Ariopol, Russland.

Does anyone know where in Russia is a place named Ariopol?

When he arrived at Ellis Island his place of origin was recorded as
Krasch, Russia.

I have not been able to find, so far, any reference to Ariopol or
Krasch on the internet.

Philip Belkin
Forest Hills, NY
I find in a Soviet Atlas no place with a name resembling "Ariopol"; perhaps
its name has been changed in the course of everything that has happened in
that part of the world during the 20th century.

"Krasch" doesn't even look right to me. But there are in the former Soviet
Union and the even more former Russian Empire two places called "Karshi",
both in Central Asia. One is about 150km SW of Samarkand, in Uzbekistan, and
the other is near the shores of the Caspian Sea in Turkmenistan. >from the
point of view of 20th-century US immigration law, both places are "Russis",
i.e. "Russland".

Although both these countries have long had Jewish communities, I don't
think there was much Yiddish/German-speaking representation in either,
although I suppose it's possible that Jewish merchants would have German,
and use it on entry at Ellis Island. Anyway, you would need more evidence to
place him in the neighborhood of either of the above towns. I'm skeptical.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

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