Jtube: Elon Gold: Found on Ellis Island

Does your family have an immigrant story?

Does your family have an immigrant story?

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Comments (2)

(2) SIMY, June 2, 2015 4:22 PM

Im here

My grandfather came together with his siblings from Belarus ? running away from pogroms and leaving behind elderly parents. When they got to Ellis Island they did not let my grandfather in because he got an infection of the eyes ( conjunctivitis , must probably because of the sea travel ) so one sister and a brother accompany him till Argentina where they stayed and lost almost all contact with the rest of the family. My grandfather was the only one that stayed religious even in the hard environment of Argentina of the lates 1800.
And now im here, his Argentinian granddaughter caught by a Chasidic American boy, living in New York for the last 25 years..
They did not let my grandfather in, but in the end he came thru me.
God"s ways.

(1) David Levine, May 5, 2015 7:46 PM

It Wasn't Olny Ellis Island

My grandfather came through the immigration station in Philadelphia, I'm told. Did he spend two weeks there, one night? (WC Fields joke)

 

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