Ukraine SIG #Ukraine interim residences before leaving for the US, etc. #ukraine


philafrum
 

9/1/04

Genners,

Thanks to all who responded to my query about the correct transcription of a
town listed on a manifest. Most replies suggested Lipkany, (Moldova) as the
correct rendition.

This brings another question to mind. Since I never heard mention of
Lipkany before and since it is over 100 miles >from Starokonstantinov
(Ukraine), the place I've heretofore believed to be my ancestral home town,
I wonder if many Jews took up residence briefly in locations other than
their actual shtetlach of origin before departing for the US or other
countries. Did they move somewhere in order to earn money for passage? Did
they escape to border areas in order to elude Russian government authorities
and avoid passport hassles? Or did they simply indicate the town where they
lodged a few nights before sailing as their "last residence"?

I'd appreciate your thoughts on these questions or suggestions as to where
to learn more about this phenomenon.

Evan Fishman
ebf2001@...
Cherry Hill, NJ

Searching:
MANDELSTEIN/MENDELSTEIN/MENDELSOHN (Starokonstantinov)
ADELMAN/EDELMAN (Krasilov)
KALMANOWITZ, LISNITZER (Kamenets Podolskiy, Zaslaw)
FISHMAN/FISZMAN, FINKEL (Terespol)
UDIN, BURSTEIN, WINARSKY (Kiev)
BURSTEIN (Radomyshl)
PRESSEISEN

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