Re: Passage Libau, Latvia to Jaffa, Palestine
There are couple issues with the contains of the post that may require further investigation.
1. We do not know for a FACT that the naturalization papers were filled out accurately (unless there is a corroborating evidence regarding Libau as a birthplace.)
2. We do not know for a FACT that the woman who traveled from LeHavre to Ellis Island is Roberta Lipitz’s grandmother and not another woman with the same name (unless there is a corroborating evidence omitted in the post).
3. The woman may have been born in another small town in then Courland but Libau was a well known and easier to pronounce name.
I would try to learn how Jews of Lithuania-Latvia travelled to Palestine in those days. This knowledge may provide clues.
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