In searching Ancestry.com's ship arrivals (free until Dec. 31) I was stunned
to find the name of my mother's nephew, my first cousin, Lejbl (pronounced
'label') SZEJNMAN, thought to have perished in the Shoah. The ship's manifest
shows him as having sailed >from the port of Haifa to New York in 1947! He
never found us, and we never found him. Since he was born in 1910, he is
probably no longer alive, but he might have married and raised a family. Where
are they? Can anyone help me locate his American family?
In putting together the fragments, it would seem that he went to Israel
after the war, hoping to find any living family members there, before setting
sail for the United States. Does anyone in Israel recall his postwar visit? He
would have been in touch with the Bialystoker survivors in Israel, I'm sure.
Is there any record of his having been there after the war, other than the
ship's manifest? Would a member of Israel-Gen be so kind as to help by
finding any records of his having been there? I promised my mother, on her death
bed, that I would never give up the search for remnants of our family.
I would be so very grateful for any leads, however far-fetched, that anyone
can offer. When I saw his name on that manifest, my heart broke all over
again. He used to carry me around on his shoulders when I was little (in
Bialystok, Poland). He had the kindest eyes and sweetest smile. Please, dear kind
Genners, help me find his descendants.
B'shalom, Susan PEARLMAN, Northridge, California.
Nee Szejna-Dwera SZEJNMAN - KOSLOVSKY, in Bialystok, Poland
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