On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 09:57 PM, Susan&David wrote:
RE: HIAS?HEBREW SHELTERING and IMMIGRANT AID SOCIETY of AMERICA, RECORD of SPECIAL INQUIRY CASEMy maternal grandfather had a three hearings prior to being admitted to the U.S. I have tried to find records of the hearings, which are documented in the Ellis Island records, without success. I am interested in how one finds the HIAS records.
Also, a previous reply stated that HIAS did not help people until they arrived in the U.S. My paternal grandfather who left Odessa and was in in Constantinople for over 6 months in 1923, specifically states in the autobiography he handwrote in in 1960s that HIAS helped my family while they were in Constantinople. Any thoughts on this?
Rebecca Fogel Anderson
KIMLAT, MITNIK, FOGEL, TALNOPER, KRAHKMALNIKOV: Odessa, Russia
FINKELSTEIN,SILBERSTEIN: Serock, Poland
JAWETZ, VOGEL, GREENBAUM: Bukovina