Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: Korostein Records or Local Contact #ukraine

Alexander Sharon

Perry Mittler wrote:

My Grandfather Joseph Berman came to NY in the 1930's >from Korostein, He
came to visit his brother Abraham. He brought with him his brothers wife and
children. They had left family behind and never talked much about them.
Joseph passed in the 70's when I was 10 years old and had not talked to him
about where he came >from and family. Anyone have any contacts in Korostein
or ideas how I may track my Grandfathers family information?



Your GF couldn't arrive to NY in 1930's directly >from Korosten since year
1929 was the last year when immigration >from USSR was allowed.

He could immigrate >from the other country than USSR or perhaps it took place
in earlier period of time than 1930's.

BTW, year 1931 was a record year for US residents immigration to USSR!
It was the time of the Great Depression, and following advertisement by the
Soviet Merchant Agency "Amtorg" for 10 thousand US specialists, over 100
thousand folks have applied.


Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB

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