Travel from Russia to England #general


One thing to keep in mind about Volhynia Gubernia - in the early 1920's western parts of it were already in Poland (until 1939), while eastern were part of Ukraine.  Take a look at this map that shows the borders after the 1921 Riga Treaty:  These people might have traveled to England from the Soviet Union or Poland at this time.

Mike Vayser


My grandfather ( a widower) travelled from Zhitomir to Scotland, arriving December 1923. Travelling was my grandfather, 4 daughters and one son (my father).  First they travelled by train (i assume) from Zhitomir to Riga in Latvia, where they obtained 3 visas to allow them to travel through Germany and then Holland, and to enter the UK. From Riga they travelled by train  to Amsterdam, and then by ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich.  I am lucky in that I have a copy of their travel documents as well as my father's Aliens Card issued in Glasgow, Scotland on December 24, 1923 noting the arrival date of December 11, 1923.
Travel from the old country to the new country had 2 elements, the sea portion and the land portion. There are many records and much documentation relating to the sea portion. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for the land portion

Leslie Kelman (originally Kelmansky)
Toronto, Canada

Lee Jaffe

I just stumbled on this item – which I believe was shared earlier in this list:

The Cowen Report might also include some useful information.

I hope this is helps.

Lee David Jaffe

Surnames / Towns:  Jaffe / Suchowola, Poland ; Stein (Sztejnsapir) / Bialystok and Rajgrod, Poland ; Joroff (Jaroff, Zarov) / Chernigov, Ukraine ; Schwartz (Schwarzman?, Schwarzstein?) / ? ; 
Koshkin / Snovsk, Ukraine ; Rappoport / ? ; Braun / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland,  Ludwinowski / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland



Can anyone give me some idea of how people in Russia (Volhynia Gubernia)
would have traveled to England in the early 1920’s.  Does anyone know of
any books or web sites that might address this?

 Thank you

Judy Wolkovitch

Yampol: Chait, Kessel

Teofipol: Finkel, Kessel, Zelner

Kupel: Boim