JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Photo detective help please; significance of kippah, black pill-box style #general
Dear Fellow Searchers,
Please contact me if you are able to analyze a formal portrait style photo of
my wife's grandfather, Arsen MELNIK, together with 3 unidentified people.
The photo is presumed to be >from Bessarabia c. 1930.
Especially interested to know whether the cylindrical, flat top kippah worn by
Arsen MELNIK in that era suggests a particular sect or tradition.
Also useful to know whether photo was in a communal building or home.
Thank you very much!
Ezra Zalman MAGID
Mitzpe Ramon, Israel
Searching: AIDOV, CUSNIR, DOBRIANSKY, KUSHNER, MELNIK, & SHMIELOVA in Bessarabia,
Bukovina, Poland, and Ukraine.
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