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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Kovna #general


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Barbara C. Johnson wrote:

When I recently looked at the 1920 Census for my maternal
grandparents, I had to search Walnut Street in CHELSEA, MA. Half
of Chelsea -- at least that particular area -- was >from Kovna. I
remember thinking, What happened in Kovna that the whole damn
town left. It was really quite remarkable. Neighbor after
neighbor.
That's interesting. My grandmother was >from Kovno, too. She spoke of a
pogrom during which she and one of her sisters hid under some hay for 3
days. I don't know if that event in and of itself precipitated her
emigration to Chicago.

Esther Mott