JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Irving Berlin's roots in Belorussia in new book #general


steven weiss <szome@...>
 

A new biography of Irving Berlin should be read by all Jewish genealogists
regardless of their interest in his music. The book opens with a detailed
account of how a Jewish family >from Tolochin, Belorussia was able to leave
for America and arrive in NY on September 13, 1893. A detailed itinerary
mapped out by the Paris based Alliance Israelite Universelle is included.
The "Temporary Rules" on Jews instituted by Czar Alexander III is also
discussed in the book.

The book is titled: "Irving Berlin: American Troubadour", by Edward
Jablonski, 1999

Steven Weiss
Chicago

MODERATOR NOTE: This is a one-time sales mention of a genealogically
relevant book.

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