JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: likely travel route from Minsk to Palestine in 1880s? #general


Hi, Jonathan,

My father, Enoch MOED, was born in Suchowola, northeast of Bialystok, in
Grodno province of Imperial Russia in 1886. He left with his parents
and his youngest siblings sometime in early 1890s or mid-1890s for
Jerusalem, in Ottoman Palestine, and settled in Jerusalem. They
travelled by way of Odessa, where they embarked on the ship/boat that
brought them to Eretz Yisrael. He told me he was Bar-Mitzvah in
Jerusalem, was apprenticed to a bookbinder, then was sent to his
brothers in Antwerp, Belgium, in the early 1900s to learn the diamond
trade. My grandparents died in 1918 and 1920 in Jerusalem and are
buried on the Mount of Olives. I visited their graves in July 2004,
while attending the IAJGS conference in Jerusalem.

That's all I know.


Henny Moed Roth
JewishGen researcher 19142
Los Angeles, California

On 3/21/2014 6:37 AM, Jonathan Malamy wrote:
My 2xGreat Grandparents (David Eliezer RESNICK and Esther Reichel WEISBROD)
left Minsk for Palestine in the early 1880s. Can someone advise me or
point me to resources that helps me understand what that journey was like?
What route(s) did those in the First Aliya follow? Are there any travel
records likely generated >from such a journey?

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