[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] mining in Riga prior to migration

Mauricio Norenberg mauricio.norenberg at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 12:48:06 PST 2016

Hi Richard

Very interesting! Broken promises, quite a common story for those who
migrated to Brazil. Thank you for the translation.

On 25 February 2016 at 09:39, Richard Benert <benovich at live.com> wrote:

> Dear Mauricio,
> I suspect that you bookmarked this page because of the article about a
> letter from one "Fritzis Kruhse," who fled "inner Russia" (not necessarily
> Volhynia) to seek a more human life elsewhere, wanting to go from Riga to
> Brazil.  The trip was unpleasant from beginning to end. Promises were
> always broken.  After an unpleasant stay in the Jewish quarter in London
> for 10 days, in which apparently husbands and wives were separated, they
> were shipped to Cherbourg, emerging from the lower depths of the ship
> smelling like herring, then loaded onto a ship to Sao Paulo, forced to
> sleep on dirty mattresses on the deck, given only 3 potatoes and half a
> herring to eat, forced to pay high prices for the services of an
> incompetent doctor.  In Sao Paulo the colonial director had to be paid for
> land that the seller had not himself seen, and finally the colony
> Neu-Odessa turned out to look like a barren desert.  "Day and night there
> was crying and complaining without end: deceived, deceived, deceived."
> I hope, at least, that this was why you bookmarked this page!
> Dick Benert
> -----Original Message----- From: Mauricio Norenberg
> Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 2:58 AM
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> Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] mining in Riga prior to migration
> hi list
> I had this on my bookmarks and it is to do with Riga and I'm pretty sure
> related to Volhynia.
> Was wondering what it says and if it has any useful historical information
> for us?
> http://www.periodika.lv/periodika2-viewer/view/index-dev.html#panel:pp|issue:/p_001_riru1907n99|page:7|issueType:P
> I have records of some on my tree who went to work in Riga on mining.
> Reinhold Haenscke born in RZ on my tree went to Riga, then Brazil. Went
> back to Europe and finally Canada.
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