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I wanted to thank everyone associated with Jewish Genealogy, and figured this would be a good place to do it. Over the weekend I went to Minnesota, and visited my "new" 2nd cousin for the 1st time. I posted the following on Facebook.
Sometime in late March of 1913, our grandfathers (brothers Chatskel/Charles 17 years old, and Isaak 13) said goodbye to each other in Minsk, as my grandfather Charles left for America. They never saw each other again. A few letters and photos were exchanged. Isaak died in 1945, fighting the Nazis. After that, even the names were lost to each other’s families. Now, 109 years later, we finally get to meet again.
Thank you for teaching the skills to enable this to happen.
KAPLAN Minsk, Belarus
EDELSON, EDINBURG Kovno, Lithuania
HOFFERT, BIENSTOCK< BIENENSTOCK Kolbuszowa, Galicia
STEINBERG, KLINGER, WEISSBERG, APPELBERG Bukaczowce, Galicia