Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Re: Danzig/Gdansk society plots #poland #danzig #gdansk #germany

Roger Lustig <julierog@...>

Dear Steven:

Thanks for the site cite! Now, try "Frankfurt", "Breslau," Hamburg,"
etc. None for those cities either--all with much larger Jewish populations!

Check out http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/Danzig.html
for population figures. Big city, but before WW I, not that many Jews.
During the great wave of immigration to America, when most of the burial
societies, etc. were formed, Danzig never had more than 3000 Jews to
begin with. Some of them emigrated to America, but not all that many.
When they left, they most often left for Berlin.

I was surprised that there *was* a Berlin Landsmannschaft. Only one,
though. I'll have to find out more. The emigration >from Russia to
Berlin in the 1880s was such that there would have been enough who moved
on to New York to found such a society; but that's just a guess.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ

Steven Lasky wrote:

Can somebody tell me why I cannot find a single society burial plot
listing on the www.jgsny.org database that is associated with
Danzig/Gdansk? ...snip...

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