My grandfather was born, according to family lore, in Brest-Litovsk c.
1885. When he was very young, his mother took him to Palestine, where
she died, and he lived for some years in an orphanage, which I am
guessing was the Diskin Orphanage in Jerusalem. In 1903, he emigrated.
He evidently had some eye problem, for which he was quarantined in
Marseilles, before eventually landing in New York in 1904. I have been
able to find no documentary evidence of any of this. I would
appreciate any insight anyone might have regarding:emigration from
Brest-Litovsk to Palestine in the 1880's and 1890's; the Diskin
Orphanage, or quarantined emigrants in Marseilles at the turn of the
20th century. Thanks for any leads or hints.
AUERBACH/MIRSKY (Brest Litovsk)
GREENFELD/LEWKOWICZ (Lodz, Piortrokow Tribunalski)