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Looking for what happened to family Blumberg, Popower, Chmielnik in Rio de Janiero #poland #latinamerica


Paulo Abrahamsohn
 

Hi Helen
I did a search at the site of Jewish cemeteries in Sao Paulo. I found a burial of Abraham Israel Blumberg, on July, 21,1945. Son of Benjamin and Bertha Blumberg. I wonder if he is the person you are looking for. See attached info.
No burials of Mordka Popower, Sara Popower, Sura Blumberg, Mauritz or Mauricio Popower, Elza or Elsa Popower, Margot Chmielnik.


Paulo Abrahamsohn
 

Hi Helen
It is not easy to find information here in Brazil. However, I found several Brazilian immigration documents about my grandmother and uncles  using the site Familysearch.org Have you tried it?
Regards
Paulo A Abrahamsohn


itencorinne@...
 

Hi Helen

You should also read what is written on the back of the Brazil immigration card of Mauritz (Mauricio) Popower, there is also a second card where the information on the back continues.
The same for the Brazil immigration cards fo Elza Chmielnik, née Popower, and Lajb Chmielnik, he has three immigration cards, where the information on the back continues.

If they immigrated to the United States before 1957 and if they arrived in New York, you could find their passenger manifest online on familysearch and ancestry.

Brazilian newspaper archives online 
http://memoria.bn.br/hdb/periodico.aspx

Regards

Corinne Iten


Helen Gardner
 

My half first cousin Bina Rakower (b 1855) married Benjamin Blumberg and had two children:

Sura Blumberg b 24 Apr 1876 in Warsaw m Mordka Popower.  She arrived in Rio on 22 Aug 1945

Abraham Blumberg b 16 Feb 1879 in Berlin m Sara Majerowitz. He arrived in Rio 5 Jul 1939.

 

Two of Sura and Mordka Popower’s children also made it to Rio.

Mauritz  b 2 May 1900 in Berlin m Margot Cohen  arrived in Rio 6 Mar 1939

Elza Popower b 29 May 1908 m Lajb Chmielnik. She arrived in Rio via La Paz on 4 Feb 1947 together with her daughter Margot Bina Chmielnik, b 23 May 1932 (her husband was already there).

 

So by 1947, Abraham Blumberg, his sister Sara Popower, two of Sarah’s children Mauritz Popower and Elza Chmielnik, and a grandchild Margot Chmielnik had all entered Rio.

 

After their immigration records I can find nothing about them except that in on 12 Jan 1951 Margot is listed as single, profession domesticas, residence Rua Newton Prado, 147.

 

Did they move to the US (to join Sara’s daughter Erna Lerner)? Did they move to some other part of Brazil or another South American country? Did they change their surnames? Where and when did they die? Margot could be still alive. If so, where is she? Can anyone help me find out what happened to them?

 


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Helen Gardner

ancestral names, all from Poland, mostly Warsaw

AJGENGOLD/EIGENGOLD, BERCHOJER, BLANK, BIALOGORA, BLUMBERG, CHMIELNICKI, FELD, FERNEBOK/FERNSBUN, EDELMAN, FRYDMAN, GELDTRUNK, GURIN, ISSAKOWICH, LAKS, LERMAN, MALIS, MENDER/MONDER, MLYNARZ/MILLER, PODGORER/PODGORSKI, POPOWER, RAUTARBER/ROTGERBERG, RASTENBERG, POSSIBLY PRESSEIZEN