JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: the cost of a transatlantic cruise in 1905 #general

Elsebeth Paikin

At 11:44 26-02-01 -0700, Bernard I. Margolis wrote:

My source of information is a cousin who, happily, wrote a bit og an
autobiography. I quote "In 1905, we had pogroms in Akkerman, Odessa, and
Kashira and most of the Jews were trying to get out and come to this
country. Shipping companies [the German and the Swiss had, at that time,
a competition and were selling tickets on the boat for $10. 00 apiece".]

I would be very interested in hearing more about the Swiss shipping
companies... I have never heard of them before! And I am preparing a
paper on the Jewish migration, so any and all info on that -- and
other shipping companies or known routes of emigration will be
greatly appreciated.

Best regards
- and thank you in anticipation!

Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
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