This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general
"The horizon for the young Jewish common people was very limited,"
writes Enoch Stein in a chapter on the small town of Raguva in
northeastern Lithuania (>from the Yizkor book of "Lite," the Yiddish
word for Lithuania). Work could be scarce and one of the respites of
life was the arrival of the newspapers which were devoured ">from the
first page to the last, including advertisements, promotions and
announcements." Another diversion was romance -- whether it was the
arranged marriage or "the flirt" which produced marriages that came
about "through love." Stein recounts one arranged marriage, which
didn't work out so well, and recounts how young people set about to
make matches on their own. This is an excerpt >from a longer chapter.
You can read the full chapter on this page: https://bit.ly/2zxkdp9
Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel