What differences are there in history of Jews in Ukraine vs Russia? #ukraine


CAROLYNR
 

Hello,

When I was a child, family said we were Russian. The census records nearly
all said my GOLDBERG grandparents came >from Russia or Poland, depending on
the year. Later, I figured out they came >from Gorodok and Kolki in Volin,
Ukraine. Now watching current events, I wonder about what their lives were
like in Ukraine circa 1900 versus what they would have been if they lived
in Russia.

At some time they had moved to England and eventually by 1903-1906, to the
U.S. I know this period was very bad for Jews economically and politically, and why so many fled to the U.S. or South America, but can anyone explain
what may have been different between Ukraine and Russia at that time?

Thanking you all in advance,

Carolyn GOLDBERG (Berg) Rutherford
Batavia, Ohio, formerly of Milwaukee, WI USA
http://www.rutherfordgenealogy.org/familyphotos/goldberg.html
@CMR_Gen on Twitter

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