Tag Archives: Emigration

Two Grandfather’s, Two Paths

As I have researched the events preceding my grandparents’ decision to move their family from New Jersey to the USSR, I couldn’t help but reflect on how my other New Jersey grandparents handled living through the Great Depression. Dad’s parents … Continue reading

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London to Leningrad- December1931- Last Leg of Journey

The final leg of the journey from New Jersey to Leningrad began in Hull, England, where Dad’s family boarded the Arcturus, a small Finnish passenger steamship at 6:00 on the evening of December 23.   The Arcturus was nothing like … Continue reading

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Anna: The First to Leave- March 1931

My Aunt Anna was the first to leave their New Jersey home, sailing on March 6, 1930 on the Mauretania with my grandfather’s brother, Mark.  She was only 15. I have often wondered why they left first and why, among … Continue reading

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