JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Stories from Jewish Refugees Who Came through Angel Island (US) #general
The Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) promotes a
greater understanding of Pacific Coast immigration and its role in
shaping America's past, present, and future. Currently, AIISF is
asking for help in locating Jewish refugees who came to San Francisco
in the late 1930's and 1940, and their descendants.
AIISF hosts a database (http://aiisf.org/history/ai-jewish-refugees)
with information about 132 Jewish immigrants who were processed at
Angel Island Immigration Station. The database was compiled by
volunteers who reviewed files at the National Archives branch in San
Bruno, California. Please contact AIISF at the e-mail address or
phone number listed on the Web site if you recognize any of the
individuals listed in the database. AIISF would like to interview the
individuals or their descendants in order to get their full stories.
Janice M. Sellers