Re: Irish Lord Mayor #Lithuania #Help #ISO

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Susan,

Could your relative have been Gerald (Yoel) Goldberg, Lord Mayor of Cork in 1977? He was the son of immigrants from the village of Akmian, Kovno, Lithuania. He was born in Cork in 1912. His father, Louis Goldberg, arrived in Cork alone at age 14 in 1882. His mother, Rachel Sandler, also from Akmian, had immigrated to Cork earlier with her family. Louis lived with the Sandlers in Cork from the time he arrived, and Louis and Rachel eventually married in 1891. They moved to Limerick where they lived and had a store until the Limerick pogrom in 1904. They moved back to Cork with their family soon after. I've heard many wonderful stories about Goldberg on my visits to Cork.

Susan Freeman

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