Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Re: Goldingen / Kuldiga #courland #latvia

Joel Rosenbloom

I have no pictures or memorabilia to offer, but would be honored if a
note to the following could be included:

Lewin Wulfberg, his son Wulf and Wulf's son Tsalel, all
listed in the Goldingen Jewish Family List for 1835,
were my greatgreatgreat, greatgreat and great
grandfather, respectively. Tsalel emigrated to Josvainiai,
Kaunas, Lithuania. In 1885, his son Moses (my
grandfather) -- having run away to escape the Czar's army --
emigrated to Goshen, Indiana, USA. In 1906, he founded
a country store in Wakarusa, Indiana, where he
raised a family of two sons and five daughters, the
youngest of whom was my mother, Jeanette Wolfberg
Rosenbloom. The descendants of Moses, and hence of
Tsalel, Wulf and Lewin, were numbered in the
scores by 2010. They are proud to trace their ancestry
to Goldingen.

Joel Rosenbloom
Washington, D.C.

On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 12:55 PM, Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...> wrote:
As you may know, the magnificent synagogue in Goldingen/Kuldiga had been used as a
barn, a cinema, a club and a bar after the extermination of all the Jews in the
area. Finally it was totally abandoned and fell into complete disrepair. In the past
few years, some of us Goldingeners and descendants were active in trying to get the
town to renovate the synagogue for use as a library for the city, with a memorial
corner for the city's murdered Jewish community. I am happy to report that that
renovation is now in its final stages. We were pondering what we could include in
the memorial corner. We were thinking in terms of photos, memorabilia, maybe even
individual family stories...What do you have that we could include? What ideas can
you come up with? Please let us know!! It is vital that we keep the memory of our
Jewish Goldingener ancestors alive and you can help! The Jewish Museum in Riga has
accepted responsibility for the content of the memorial corner, and is working
hand in glove with the officials in Kuldiga. Any way that you can help us will be
a blessing!

Martha Lev-Zion

Join { to automatically receive all group messages.