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Help finding relatives in Toronto, Canda, originally from Bucovina #general

Dana Dimitriu
 

Dear all,

I am trying to find relatives / their descendants in Toronto, Canada and
hope someone will be so kind to help me. Or - even better - perhaps someone
out there knows them!

The people in question are two sisters and the daughter of one of them, all
of them >from Bucovina, Unter-Stanesti / Stanestii de Jos (not sure), who
survived the Holocaust in Transnistria in a place called Jedinetz. After the
end of the war I am assuming that they went to Romania first, then to Israel,
and >from there to Canada.

1. Berta born DERMER, who was married TAMLER before WWII

On the Page of Testimony which Berta filled in for her mother-in-law Sali
TAMLER and also on other POTs she submitted, she signed her name as Berta
DERMER.

The date of the POTs was October 1956 - so she must have arrived in Israel
before 1956 and moved >from there to Canada later. [The reason I am almost
100% sure that Berta had immigrated to Israel is that during that period
people >from the Eastern Block were not allowed to travel, so in my eyes I
can exlude the possibility of the POTs being submitted during a visit to
Israel.]

Berta's husband, Victor TAMLER, born ca. 1912, was killed in 1942 and as
far as I know, the couple had no children. Judging by Victor's birth year,
I am assuming Berta to have been born in the interval 1910 - 1920. I do not
know if Berta remarried after 1956.

2. Clara born DERMER, who was married TAMLER before WWII; apparently
remarried after WWII to Walter ENGEL

Clara (sister of Berta), was married to Samuel (Sami) TAMLER (brother of
Victor). Sami was born 1914 so I am assuming Clara to have been born
1910 - 1920. The couple had a daughter, called Anita (see further down).
Clara did not submit any POTs at Yad Vashem so I do not know if she ever
immigrated to Israel or perhaps took another route to Canada.

3. Anita / Hanny TAMLER

Anita was born shortly before WWII - around 1937-1938. She survived
Transnistria together with her mother Clara and aunt Berta. >from what I
know, she was married MARKS - no further details here. I think she had at
least one son (?).

I know all three ladies were living in Toronto because they had been
corresponding irregularly with my great-aunt Edith (Medi) TAMLER, who passed
away last year in Tel Aviv.

A certain Pinkhas DERMER submitted a bunch of POTs at Yad Vashem on the same
date as Berta so I am supposing he was closely related to her - perhaps a
brother? or father? On ancestry.com there is a record of arrival in April
1957 in New York for Pinchas and Berta DERMER, both identified with an
Israeli passport. I have no other information but perhaps it rings a bell
with someone.

While Clara and Berta might have passed away, Anita / Hanny would be in her
70s and I am hoping she still lives. Victor and Sami TAMLER were first
cousins of my maternal grandfather. We know very little about what happened
to this branch of the family and I am trying to find out as much as I can.

I have tried to find online directories of Jewish cemeteries in Toronto but
so far was unsuccessful. I would be grateful for any assistance you might be
able to offer to help me make contact - thank you in advance!

Kind regards,

Dana Dimitriu
Wiesbaden, DE
Email dana.dimitriu@web.de

Researching: BRECHMAN, BOLCHOVER, FISCHMAN(N), HALPERN, MIZRACH, NEUMAN(N),
RABINOVICI, SCHERZ, TAMLER in: Ataki, Gan Yavne, Husiatyn, Kopyczynce,
Kozmin, New York, Prague, Putila, Rhode Island, Salvador de Bahia, Sereth,
Tel-Aviv/Jaffa, Vienna, Zastavna


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help finding relatives in Toronto, Canda, originally from Bucovina #general

Dana Dimitriu
 

Dear all,

I am trying to find relatives / their descendants in Toronto, Canada and
hope someone will be so kind to help me. Or - even better - perhaps someone
out there knows them!

The people in question are two sisters and the daughter of one of them, all
of them >from Bucovina, Unter-Stanesti / Stanestii de Jos (not sure), who
survived the Holocaust in Transnistria in a place called Jedinetz. After the
end of the war I am assuming that they went to Romania first, then to Israel,
and >from there to Canada.

1. Berta born DERMER, who was married TAMLER before WWII

On the Page of Testimony which Berta filled in for her mother-in-law Sali
TAMLER and also on other POTs she submitted, she signed her name as Berta
DERMER.

The date of the POTs was October 1956 - so she must have arrived in Israel
before 1956 and moved >from there to Canada later. [The reason I am almost
100% sure that Berta had immigrated to Israel is that during that period
people >from the Eastern Block were not allowed to travel, so in my eyes I
can exlude the possibility of the POTs being submitted during a visit to
Israel.]

Berta's husband, Victor TAMLER, born ca. 1912, was killed in 1942 and as
far as I know, the couple had no children. Judging by Victor's birth year,
I am assuming Berta to have been born in the interval 1910 - 1920. I do not
know if Berta remarried after 1956.

2. Clara born DERMER, who was married TAMLER before WWII; apparently
remarried after WWII to Walter ENGEL

Clara (sister of Berta), was married to Samuel (Sami) TAMLER (brother of
Victor). Sami was born 1914 so I am assuming Clara to have been born
1910 - 1920. The couple had a daughter, called Anita (see further down).
Clara did not submit any POTs at Yad Vashem so I do not know if she ever
immigrated to Israel or perhaps took another route to Canada.

3. Anita / Hanny TAMLER

Anita was born shortly before WWII - around 1937-1938. She survived
Transnistria together with her mother Clara and aunt Berta. >from what I
know, she was married MARKS - no further details here. I think she had at
least one son (?).

I know all three ladies were living in Toronto because they had been
corresponding irregularly with my great-aunt Edith (Medi) TAMLER, who passed
away last year in Tel Aviv.

A certain Pinkhas DERMER submitted a bunch of POTs at Yad Vashem on the same
date as Berta so I am supposing he was closely related to her - perhaps a
brother? or father? On ancestry.com there is a record of arrival in April
1957 in New York for Pinchas and Berta DERMER, both identified with an
Israeli passport. I have no other information but perhaps it rings a bell
with someone.

While Clara and Berta might have passed away, Anita / Hanny would be in her
70s and I am hoping she still lives. Victor and Sami TAMLER were first
cousins of my maternal grandfather. We know very little about what happened
to this branch of the family and I am trying to find out as much as I can.

I have tried to find online directories of Jewish cemeteries in Toronto but
so far was unsuccessful. I would be grateful for any assistance you might be
able to offer to help me make contact - thank you in advance!

Kind regards,

Dana Dimitriu
Wiesbaden, DE
Email dana.dimitriu@web.de

Researching: BRECHMAN, BOLCHOVER, FISCHMAN(N), HALPERN, MIZRACH, NEUMAN(N),
RABINOVICI, SCHERZ, TAMLER in: Ataki, Gan Yavne, Husiatyn, Kopyczynce,
Kozmin, New York, Prague, Putila, Rhode Island, Salvador de Bahia, Sereth,
Tel-Aviv/Jaffa, Vienna, Zastavna


Zulice and Bialy Kamien #general

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

I propose an interesting research question that maybe someone can answer.
I have noticed in the past that for Bialy Kamien and its surrounding towns,
there is a rather large influx of Jews with origins in Zulice, near Lublin
in Poland.

Does anyone know what connections Lublin had with the area surrounding Bialy
Kamien? This is of particular interest to me and my cousins as two families
we are researching the PARNES family and the TENNEN family have members in
Bialy Kamien who come out of Zulice (and they are not isolated either, there
is over 50 records indicating this with many different family units). I know
Lublin has an important place in the rabbinic world of Eastern Europe.

The research question is in two parts: 1) What was the connection between
Lublin and Tarnopol, specifically Bialy Kamien, Zloczow, and Sasow? and
2) What led to such an obviously significant movement >from Zulice near
Lublin to Tarnopol, presumably sometime between 1850 and 1880?

I have sent this question to Gesher Galicia, JewishGen Discussion Group,
and RavSIG.

Please reply privately.

Best Regards,

Michael Waas
Sarasota, FL

RESEARCHING: PARNES, KATZ, PFEFFER, BRIEF, TENNEN, LAMM (Tarnopol, Galicia)

MODERATOR NOTE: If your response would be of general interest to this
discussion group, please do share with all.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Zulice and Bialy Kamien #general

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

I propose an interesting research question that maybe someone can answer.
I have noticed in the past that for Bialy Kamien and its surrounding towns,
there is a rather large influx of Jews with origins in Zulice, near Lublin
in Poland.

Does anyone know what connections Lublin had with the area surrounding Bialy
Kamien? This is of particular interest to me and my cousins as two families
we are researching the PARNES family and the TENNEN family have members in
Bialy Kamien who come out of Zulice (and they are not isolated either, there
is over 50 records indicating this with many different family units). I know
Lublin has an important place in the rabbinic world of Eastern Europe.

The research question is in two parts: 1) What was the connection between
Lublin and Tarnopol, specifically Bialy Kamien, Zloczow, and Sasow? and
2) What led to such an obviously significant movement >from Zulice near
Lublin to Tarnopol, presumably sometime between 1850 and 1880?

I have sent this question to Gesher Galicia, JewishGen Discussion Group,
and RavSIG.

Please reply privately.

Best Regards,

Michael Waas
Sarasota, FL

RESEARCHING: PARNES, KATZ, PFEFFER, BRIEF, TENNEN, LAMM (Tarnopol, Galicia)

MODERATOR NOTE: If your response would be of general interest to this
discussion group, please do share with all.


Re: Name Change in NYC #general

A. E. Jordan
 

In a message dated 9/2/2011 10:13:57 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
craspler@bellsouth.net writes:
There are no records extant that we have been able to locate including
those in the Courthouse. We think they simply changed it themselves and
poof! we are all Rasplers. If anyone has any better ideas, please advise.
I think it was very common for the immigrants to wake up one morning and
say today I am ......

I have a very similar story to Carol where my grandfather decided during
World War II that the spelling of his name was too German so he changed the
spelling >from the German sounding REICHER to the more Dutch stylized RIKER.
His three brothers followed suit but his parents did not.

I was just helping someone in New York looking for the records of her
father's name change. She suspected he changed before 1940 because he was
married in 1940 and she has the marriage certificate with the new surname name.
She believed there were court papers because a cousin was a lawyer and she
believed the cousin did the papers.

I went to the courthouse in New York and sure enough I found the name change
but it was 1941. What's more when you read the papers the name (and his
wife) were declaring the name change and on the papers he says he was been
using the new name all the way back to 1934 in his business and that the
people is his business know him by the name he wants to legally adopt.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Name Change in NYC #general

A. E. Jordan
 

In a message dated 9/2/2011 10:13:57 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
craspler@bellsouth.net writes:
There are no records extant that we have been able to locate including
those in the Courthouse. We think they simply changed it themselves and
poof! we are all Rasplers. If anyone has any better ideas, please advise.
I think it was very common for the immigrants to wake up one morning and
say today I am ......

I have a very similar story to Carol where my grandfather decided during
World War II that the spelling of his name was too German so he changed the
spelling >from the German sounding REICHER to the more Dutch stylized RIKER.
His three brothers followed suit but his parents did not.

I was just helping someone in New York looking for the records of her
father's name change. She suspected he changed before 1940 because he was
married in 1940 and she has the marriage certificate with the new surname name.
She believed there were court papers because a cousin was a lawyer and she
believed the cousin did the papers.

I went to the courthouse in New York and sure enough I found the name change
but it was 1941. What's more when you read the papers the name (and his
wife) were declaring the name change and on the papers he says he was been
using the new name all the way back to 1934 in his business and that the
people is his business know him by the name he wants to legally adopt.

Allan Jordan


Updated: APESKIN - 1911 British census #unitedkingdom

Linda Epstein
 

Hi Genners,

Thanks to all who responded with good leads on the APESKIN family. Thanks also to
Find My Past and Jeanette Rosenberg for good copies of the 1911 census record.

As I thought, I was missing two children. They are:

Eva APESKIN, b. abt 1901 in Russia.
Lily APESKIN, b. abt 1904 in Russia.

It appears by the birth dates that the family arrived in the U.K. between
1904-1906.

The family lived at 11 Fashion St., Spitalfields. The head of the family, Meircke,
signed the census form as Marks APASKIN. He was a bootmaker working out of his
house.

Two of the children are listed as being born at Commercial Road. Would that be
the Jewish Maternity Hospital?

Many thanks for the help,
Linda Epstein
Florida, U.S.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Updated: APESKIN - 1911 British census #unitedkingdom

Linda Epstein
 

Hi Genners,

Thanks to all who responded with good leads on the APESKIN family. Thanks also to
Find My Past and Jeanette Rosenberg for good copies of the 1911 census record.

As I thought, I was missing two children. They are:

Eva APESKIN, b. abt 1901 in Russia.
Lily APESKIN, b. abt 1904 in Russia.

It appears by the birth dates that the family arrived in the U.K. between
1904-1906.

The family lived at 11 Fashion St., Spitalfields. The head of the family, Meircke,
signed the census form as Marks APASKIN. He was a bootmaker working out of his
house.

Two of the children are listed as being born at Commercial Road. Would that be
the Jewish Maternity Hospital?

Many thanks for the help,
Linda Epstein
Florida, U.S.


2. Apeskin/Opeskin - 1911 British Census #unitedkingdom

lynnfamilytree@...
 

From: lynnfamilytree <lynnfamilytree@blueyonder.co.uk>
Date: 2 September 2011 13:04
Subject: 2. Apeskin/Opeskin - 1911 British Census
To: JCR-UK SIG <jcr-uk@lyris.jewishgen.org>


In reply to Linda and her enquiry about Apeskin/Opeskin.

I did a general search on www.findmypast.co.uk for Apeskin/Opeskin and
I found=A07 records for Opeskin leaving London for South Africa and 1
record for Opeskin leaving Liverpool for the USA.=A0=A0So it could be that
the reason that you couldn't find anything after 1911 is that they
left the UK.

Also, www.ancestry.co.uk has an offer on at the moment for you to
seach and download immigration records for FREE until 5th September.
If you=A0go on their site and search for the name Apeskin,=A0you will find
entries on Passenger lists.=A0(Apeskin can also be spelt AFESCHKIN).

If you also search under the name Opeskin, there are at least 9
entries for that name.

Hope that's some help to you and good luck with your search.

Kind Regards

Barbara Hind
Perth,Scotland, UK

Searching:
ARINSKY/ARONISKY/ARRINSKIE/ANNIS/ANNISKIJ/HARNISCHKY=A0(Sweden, Germany,
Poland &=A0France);
DIMOLDENBERG (Kerch, Ukraine & Paris, France);
LEVINE/LINAS/LINN (Lithuania, Russia & Latvia);
LOESER/LIESER (Odessa, Ukraine & Turkey & France)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom 2. Apeskin/Opeskin - 1911 British Census #unitedkingdom

lynnfamilytree@...
 

From: lynnfamilytree <lynnfamilytree@blueyonder.co.uk>
Date: 2 September 2011 13:04
Subject: 2. Apeskin/Opeskin - 1911 British Census
To: JCR-UK SIG <jcr-uk@lyris.jewishgen.org>


In reply to Linda and her enquiry about Apeskin/Opeskin.

I did a general search on www.findmypast.co.uk for Apeskin/Opeskin and
I found=A07 records for Opeskin leaving London for South Africa and 1
record for Opeskin leaving Liverpool for the USA.=A0=A0So it could be that
the reason that you couldn't find anything after 1911 is that they
left the UK.

Also, www.ancestry.co.uk has an offer on at the moment for you to
seach and download immigration records for FREE until 5th September.
If you=A0go on their site and search for the name Apeskin,=A0you will find
entries on Passenger lists.=A0(Apeskin can also be spelt AFESCHKIN).

If you also search under the name Opeskin, there are at least 9
entries for that name.

Hope that's some help to you and good luck with your search.

Kind Regards

Barbara Hind
Perth,Scotland, UK

Searching:
ARINSKY/ARONISKY/ARRINSKIE/ANNIS/ANNISKIJ/HARNISCHKY=A0(Sweden, Germany,
Poland &=A0France);
DIMOLDENBERG (Kerch, Ukraine & Paris, France);
LEVINE/LINAS/LINN (Lithuania, Russia & Latvia);
LOESER/LIESER (Odessa, Ukraine & Turkey & France)


Re: An Interesting NYC Based Digital Resource #general

Jef Barnett <JBarnett@...>
 

Maria Torres pointed us to this web site of old NY Real Estate Records

http://ldpd.lamp.columbia.edu/rerecord/index.php

and I wanted to share an easy way to search for your name when you click on
your actual "hits".

Instead of trying to read a full page of transactions, go to the left side
of the page and click "view as plain text." Then you can use the Ctrl-F
(control F (Find on this page)) feature and search the document for all the
references to the name or text you want.

There may be other ways but I found this one quite easy to use and quickly
go thru numerous "hits" the web site found.

Jef Barnett

In a message dated 8/30/2011 5:23:46 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
ejbronte@gmail.com writes:
I found this digital colelction >from Columbia University, and thought it
might be a helpful link for those who don't already know about it: I
found 19 references to "Maltinsky" and real estate activity:
http://ldpd.lamp.columbia.edu/rerecord/index.php


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: An Interesting NYC Based Digital Resource #general

Jef Barnett <JBarnett@...>
 

Maria Torres pointed us to this web site of old NY Real Estate Records

http://ldpd.lamp.columbia.edu/rerecord/index.php

and I wanted to share an easy way to search for your name when you click on
your actual "hits".

Instead of trying to read a full page of transactions, go to the left side
of the page and click "view as plain text." Then you can use the Ctrl-F
(control F (Find on this page)) feature and search the document for all the
references to the name or text you want.

There may be other ways but I found this one quite easy to use and quickly
go thru numerous "hits" the web site found.

Jef Barnett

In a message dated 8/30/2011 5:23:46 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
ejbronte@gmail.com writes:
I found this digital colelction >from Columbia University, and thought it
might be a helpful link for those who don't already know about it: I
found 19 references to "Maltinsky" and real estate activity:
http://ldpd.lamp.columbia.edu/rerecord/index.php


Botchin/Bocian/Goldberg Whitechapel #unitedkingdom

a.rosen1@...
 

Dear All,
Whilst thinking that my grandmother and her siblings' surname was always Goldberg,
it has now been confirmed that their family name was in fact BOCIAN (originally
from Mlawa, Poland) but could have been spelt and pronounced BOTCHIN,BOTCHAN,
BOTSON. They lived in Princelet Street and each sibling worked for the eldest
Israel in his ladies sweatshop.
Can anyone help me? I cant find them under their original name.
Each one changed their name to Goldberg. I think that there may have been an
uncle here already, would he have been a Botchin or a Goldberg?
Thanks in advance.
Lisa Rosen
England
GOLDBERG, ZALTSMAN,- whitechapel.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Botchin/Bocian/Goldberg Whitechapel #unitedkingdom

a.rosen1@...
 

Dear All,
Whilst thinking that my grandmother and her siblings' surname was always Goldberg,
it has now been confirmed that their family name was in fact BOCIAN (originally
from Mlawa, Poland) but could have been spelt and pronounced BOTCHIN,BOTCHAN,
BOTSON. They lived in Princelet Street and each sibling worked for the eldest
Israel in his ladies sweatshop.
Can anyone help me? I cant find them under their original name.
Each one changed their name to Goldberg. I think that there may have been an
uncle here already, would he have been a Botchin or a Goldberg?
Thanks in advance.
Lisa Rosen
England
GOLDBERG, ZALTSMAN,- whitechapel.


Re: Name Change in NYC #general

Carol Raspler
 

We have never been able to locate anything 'official' about our name change
from REspler to Raspler in the early 1920s, NYC. We think Dad did it for
business purposes - someone might have told him it sounded more American (!)
- but his siblings went along with it. There are no records extant that we
have been able to locate including those in the Courthouse. We think they
simply changed it themselves and poof! we are all Rasplers. If anyone has
any better ideas, please advise.
This is why we are researching the name RESPLER.
Good luck to all,

Carol Raspler
Delray Beach, FL

Original Message >from Judi Zimmer [mailto:judizimm@gmail.com]
I was told that a deceased cousin apparently changed his surname >from
ABRAMOWITZ to ARDEN. He was born in 1914 in Brooklyn. I have his parents'
names, but my source could not tell me when the name change took place.
How would I go about finding the documentation?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Name Change in NYC #general

Carol Raspler
 

We have never been able to locate anything 'official' about our name change
from REspler to Raspler in the early 1920s, NYC. We think Dad did it for
business purposes - someone might have told him it sounded more American (!)
- but his siblings went along with it. There are no records extant that we
have been able to locate including those in the Courthouse. We think they
simply changed it themselves and poof! we are all Rasplers. If anyone has
any better ideas, please advise.
This is why we are researching the name RESPLER.
Good luck to all,

Carol Raspler
Delray Beach, FL

Original Message >from Judi Zimmer [mailto:judizimm@gmail.com]
I was told that a deceased cousin apparently changed his surname >from
ABRAMOWITZ to ARDEN. He was born in 1914 in Brooklyn. I have his parents'
names, but my source could not tell me when the name change took place.
How would I go about finding the documentation?


Baby travelling alone? #general

Paul Silverstone
 

In the passenger list for the s.s. Vaderland arriving in NY >from Antwerp
on 28 Apr 1903 one finds Pinchus GURMAN, age 13 months,in the detained list.
But I could not find any older GURMANs with whom this baby should have been
travelling. What have I missed?

Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@aya.yale.edu

for information on my books, family tree & Aliyah Bet, see:
www.paulsilverstone.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Baby travelling alone? #general

Paul Silverstone
 

In the passenger list for the s.s. Vaderland arriving in NY >from Antwerp
on 28 Apr 1903 one finds Pinchus GURMAN, age 13 months,in the detained list.
But I could not find any older GURMANs with whom this baby should have been
travelling. What have I missed?

Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@aya.yale.edu

for information on my books, family tree & Aliyah Bet, see:
www.paulsilverstone.com


Grandmother Sarah and grandson Tom #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My greatgrandfather, Meyer ABRAMOWITZ, arrived as a child to New Haven, Ct.
the USA during the latter half of the 19th cent. He came with his widowed
mother and three siblings, (two brothers and a sister). The eldest was,
(presumably) David, a sister Sarah and a younger brother Kalman.

David moved as a young man to Boston and haven't had any contact with him or
his descendants. With Kalman's family we have been in touch. My
ggreat grandmother sent the two younger boys (Meyer and Kalman) to Palestine.
Meyer stayed and Kalmanreturned to his mother in the USA

In the 1930s, my mother, (having emigrated with her parents >from Palestine
to the states in the 1920s), met on Coney Island a young man named Tom who
it turned out was Aunt Sarah's grandson who was visiting her for the summer.
Tom was living with his non-Jewish father in Boston. After this short lived
reunion between my mother and her Orthodox parents >from Eretz Yisrael and
Tom and his grandmother Sarah, Tom was "rushed" back to Boston (distance the
two >from each other?) and that branch of the family had no contact again with
our branch.

All I know about Sarah ( garnered >from my mother's published autobiography)
is that she and her husband were members of a Yiddish speaking "Shalom
Aleichem" group plus the mentioned in the above paragraph. My theory is that
Sarah and/or her daughter moved to Boston as did her (only relative?) in the
USA (brother David) did sometime before them. She eventually moved to New
York while Tom was an offspring of her (Sarah's) daughter and Tom's father.
We don't have any family name for Sarah or her children. Presumably, Sarah's
brother David, after moving to Boston went to work in a dept. store and rose
to management. In the 1930s my grandfather tried to make contact with his
uncle but was repulsed over and over.

If any of the above sounds familiar to anyone I would be happy to hear >from them.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Grandmother Sarah and grandson Tom #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My greatgrandfather, Meyer ABRAMOWITZ, arrived as a child to New Haven, Ct.
the USA during the latter half of the 19th cent. He came with his widowed
mother and three siblings, (two brothers and a sister). The eldest was,
(presumably) David, a sister Sarah and a younger brother Kalman.

David moved as a young man to Boston and haven't had any contact with him or
his descendants. With Kalman's family we have been in touch. My
ggreat grandmother sent the two younger boys (Meyer and Kalman) to Palestine.
Meyer stayed and Kalmanreturned to his mother in the USA

In the 1930s, my mother, (having emigrated with her parents >from Palestine
to the states in the 1920s), met on Coney Island a young man named Tom who
it turned out was Aunt Sarah's grandson who was visiting her for the summer.
Tom was living with his non-Jewish father in Boston. After this short lived
reunion between my mother and her Orthodox parents >from Eretz Yisrael and
Tom and his grandmother Sarah, Tom was "rushed" back to Boston (distance the
two >from each other?) and that branch of the family had no contact again with
our branch.

All I know about Sarah ( garnered >from my mother's published autobiography)
is that she and her husband were members of a Yiddish speaking "Shalom
Aleichem" group plus the mentioned in the above paragraph. My theory is that
Sarah and/or her daughter moved to Boston as did her (only relative?) in the
USA (brother David) did sometime before them. She eventually moved to New
York while Tom was an offspring of her (Sarah's) daughter and Tom's father.
We don't have any family name for Sarah or her children. Presumably, Sarah's
brother David, after moving to Boston went to work in a dept. store and rose
to management. In the 1930s my grandfather tried to make contact with his
uncle but was repulsed over and over.

If any of the above sounds familiar to anyone I would be happy to hear >from them.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

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