[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Re: Jewish Underground R.R. Volhynia

GVLESS at aol.com GVLESS at aol.com
Mon Jun 30 10:13:30 PDT 2003

Since there is some interest on this listserv about finding more details on a 
Jewish Underground R.R. out of Volhynia in the early part of the 20th century 
perhaps someone here knows of a good Jewish website where queries such as 
this could be sent.  Maybe that source might be of help.  

One other thing I am puzzled with on my husband's Father's "escape" in 1903 - 
how could he have gotten on a ship in Germany to immigrate over and thru 
Ellis Island without identity papers (other than just his Confirmation paper)?  If 
he had anything else, of course, searching family memorabilia did not provide 
any other item re his immigration.  Would he have had a "passport"?   Another 
family story has surfaced with the fact that he did not cross the Atlantic 
alone but was with a family group, names unknown.  His naturalization record 
does give the date of arrival at Ellis Island and a ship name that is not spelled 
as one on their lists.   Are there any suggestions in how to find someone 
like this?  I've tried the Ellis Island website, found several Less names (which 
tells me the name is not so unusual) but nothing for Freidrich Less, age 18, 
arriving 1903.  I've tried bracketed years as well.  Without the family name he 
was supposed to be with I guess this may be difficult to locate the actual 
info on Freidrich.  Any suggestions here for climbing over this "brick wall"?

Again, thanks all of you for listenning.  Research success always depends on 
lots of people like you.
Virginia Less

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