JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Missing people ads by Russians, in UK press #general


In a message dated 98-08-25 23:50:56 EDT, writes:

<< found inquiries for missing relatives published in the (UK) Jewish
Chronicle. The dates are 10/2/25, 4/21/22, and 3/10/22. Most if not all the
searches are >from people in Russia, like Riga and Odessa.. . . Does anyone
know why there missing relative ads during this time period. >>
==In the first world war (1914-18), Russian Revolution (1917) and subsequent
total upheval, all regular forms of communication between Rusia and the West
were frequently disrupted. Jews fled >from one disaster caused by one army and
encountered an even greater disaster in the camp of the opposing army. Those
who could, fled. Naturally this decade-long upheaval caused many to lose
contact with close relatives--and many to seek more distant relatives who
might help them escape the Russian hell.

Michael Bernet

BERNET: >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, Hirschaid, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: >from Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: >from Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan (Posen), Beuthen
(Bytom)--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF(F): >from Furth, Nurnberg, Wurzburg, Frankfurt (S Germany),

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