Emigration from Odessa #general


K.& L. Bertelsen <klb@...>
 

Further to the query about emigration routes, my GGM (Anna nee Steinhauer
Lapidus) and her second husband, Frank Pollack, fled >from Odessa with their
two surviving sons in 1921, because Frank Pollack was about to be arrested
by the Bolsheviks. After a traumatic escape to Roumainia the family lived
in Chernowitz and eventually emigrated to Montreal in late 1925.

My late great uncle's biography detailed the route they took to Canada.
They left >from Constanza, Roumania, on a cargo boat, the SS Madonna, with
about 150 other Russian Jewish refugees and travelled via Istanbul,
Pireaus, Greece, Morocco, Lisbon and the Azure Islands, and finally landed
at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
from there they travelled by train to Montreal and were helped by the
Canadian Jewish Relief Committe and the Jewish Welfare Society. In his
notes my late great uncle mentioned "Papineau Hall" adjoining a synagogue
in Montreal.

I should imagine that travelling across the Mediterranean >from Morocco to
Spain and/or France would not have been impossible.

Please remove vi >from my address
Lorraine Bertelsen
Boho downunder
SHTEINGOER/STEINGAUER/STEINHAUER Vilna/Canada/USA/South Africa
STEINHAUER-FOX/FINEBERG,STEINHAUER-DAROFF/DROZ descendants Vilna/Canada/USA
LAPIDUS Podbrodze/Paberze, Novy Gorod, Vilna Libau, Paris.
JACOBOWITSCH/YAKERBOVICH (Russian Duma). SILBER Vilna?/Paris.
SNIPISHKER, Vilna. ARONIS/PALM Libau. LANDO/MORGUOULIES/MORGULIS Odessa.
STUCER/STUTZER Vilna, Grodno/Minsk, USA, frmr USSR.
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