Renee Gottesman <reneeg@...>
Jews >from Riga were most certainly greatly impacted by World War II. A
second cousin of mine who was born in Riga is a Holocaust survivor. He
recently published a book in which, among other things, he talks about
his childhood in Riga just prior to the war, and his subsequent
concentration camp experiences. He, his father, and one cousin were the
only European family members to survivor.=20
I have checked, and the book is available for purchase through
amazon.com. I have no financial interest in this book, just great
appreciation for the opportunity to learn more about my cousin and other
members of my family.
=93Endless Miracles,=94 by Jack Ratz; Shengold, Inc., 1998; ISBN:
What follows is a listing of the places and people he talks about
relating to Riga. =20
Work and Death Camps experienced:
Riga ghetto, Lenta, Salaspils, Stutthof, Burgraben.
Post-liberation places experienced (including DP camps):=20
Lauenburg, Lodz, Kattowitz (now Katowice, Poland), Bratislava, Vienna,
Linz, Munich, Landsberg.
People mentioned >from Riga (city and camp):=20
KASTRES Edel, STRUGATZ Joske, ZOLTINSKY family (furrier), STEINMAN
Menachem and Boruch , MANES (sexton), KAUFMAN Arthur and Max, LURIE
Isser (silversmith), BLUM, HERZBERG, KAPLOWITZ Chyena (married name).
Also, our family surnames of RACS, SHUSTERMAN and SILVERSTEIN.=20
I hope some of this proves to be helpful to you.
~ Renee POLAND GOTTESMAN ~
Eugene, Oregon ~~~ email@example.com
POLAN..Odessa,Ukr>Holland>US 1908 TULCHINSKY..Boguslav,Ukr>US1910=20
SHAPIRO..Mizyakov?,Ukr>Khmelnik,Ukr>US1913 (Baal Shem Tov related?)
COHEN..Volochisk,Ukr>US1921 STEINBERG..Khmelnik,Ukr> US1913