French SIG #France Tracking Benjamin Kesselmann #france


Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

Recently, it was suggested here that I contact the French archives about my
relative. He was deported back to Cherbourg on the American Line
Philadelphia in 1914 because he was deemed physically unfit. He had been
living in Paris but was probably still a Russian subject. The archives have
focused on the passenger list which they say the shipping lines maintained
and they don't have.

My question is: What would happen to someone after they landed back in
Cherbourg and left the ship? Would they be allowed to stay in France?
Would they have to register somewhere or could they just disappear into the
night?

I would appreciate any insight or being pointed in the right direction.

Jackye Sullins
San Diego

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