Re: progrom warning #russia


My grandfather reportedly saw his sister raped and murdered during a pogrom when he was a small child.  They lived in Mogilev.  HIs mother did not want to leave home, but she allowed or sent him to emigrate to the USA in 1905 when he was about 12 years old.  His exact age was never known, partly because he lied about his age in order to gain entrance into the country.  I have a 12 year old grandson right now. I cannot imagine sending him across the world never to be seen or spoken with again. I conclude that her love for her son was greater than her self-interest.
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

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