Tag Archives: Japan

Jersey Bound- 75 Years Later

Dad boarded a Japanese passenger ship on this day in 1941— June 14—on the second leg of his journey back to New Jersey after having spent the past ten years living in the USSR with his parents and five siblings. He and … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor-Did Dad Know?

I imagine that Dad was exhausted after his 2-3 week journey on the Trans-Siberian Expressway, yet happy to finally be leaving the Soviet Union behind. After being dropped at the pier by a taxi, he boarded a Japanese steamer for … Continue reading

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Traveling Back Home Alone

Once the decision to return to New Jersey was made, the letter writing began in full force. In late March, Dad sent a letter to the American Embassy in Moscow expressing his desire to leave, and he and his three … Continue reading

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