Re: Lithuanian Jews in Sweden #scandinavia

Elsebeth Paikin

You are right: Many Jews lived for a shorter or longer period
in Scandinavia (mostly Sweden or Denmark) until they had saved
enough money for the fare to America.

Many moved around >from Sweden to Denmark or vice versa simply
staying where there was work to be had.

So I suggest that you give us some more detailed information:
Names, dates, occupations, etc.

Then we might be able to help you.

Best regards


Elsebeth Paikin, President
Jewish Genealogical Society of Denmark:
SIG Coordinator and webmaster:
JewishGen's Scandinavia SIG

At 14:22 29-05-2006, you wrote:
My great grandfather came to America in 1886. He was
probably >from Lithuania. However, the ship manifest
lists his previous residence as Stockholm.
Originally, I assumed that Stockholm was merely a
way-station on the way to America, but I have read
that Russian Empire Jews moved to Sweden during this
time to avoid pogroms. Would you think that it is
more likely that Stockholm was just a transfer point
for a Russian Jew in 1886 or do you think that it is
at least possible that my ancestor lived in Sweden for
some extended period? I have also read that about
this time, most Lithuanian Jews who migrated to Sweden
came >from the Suwalki area.

My great grandfather's surname, SUSSMAN (or ZUSMAN),
was somewhat common in that area.

Lloyd Appel

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