No. 10/2000 - 2000

Elsebeth Paikin
The editorial staff:
Mario Kampel - Lori Miller


Request for help: Please help identify the persons on these photos!

Click on photos to see enlarged copies!

Photos from Boburisk, Belarus, in the 1930'ies

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Fraida Margolin and a son, Jacob (Jake) and two daughters, Tony and ?

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The person seated on the left is Jake (Jacob) Margolin. The others in the photo were his friends.

My mother's mother was the above Fraida Margolin, my grandfather's name was Yaesef. Her son Jake (Jakob) is on both photos and Tony on the left.

The family lived at Komsomolskaya street 59 and 91, Bobruisk, and were at that address in January 1941. Belarus was invaded by the Nazi's in June of 1941. We have had no contact with Fraida, etc. since the late 1930's.

Other family members include Yankel, Yasha, Shifra and her four children. There was also a Hilel Naiman who was probably Fraida's brother.

Fraida was married 2 times and had children in both marriages: Ida (Ada), Becky (Bess), Ben, Hyman, and Charlie.

My mother Ida (Ada) came to the U.S. around 1907 and went to live with a sister, Bess (married to George Stein) in Brooklyn. Bess was a dressmaker, by trade she had learned in Bobruysk. My mother married my father, Julius Margolis, in Brooklin, N.Y. in 1913. They moved to Lorain, Ohio and had six children.

Other members of the family who made it to the U.S. were Hyman and Ben Margolin, who lived near Boston, and their halfbrother, Charlie Smoot who lived in Texas.

Thank you for any information as to when Ida came to the U.S. or information regarding any of this family.

If you recognize anyone on the photos or have any information about any member of my family, please contact me.

Write to:

Hyman Margolis
11197 Alameda Bay Ct.
Wellington, Florida 33414
U.S.A. or e-mail: Hyman Margolis

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