“The ability to read pre-Revolutionary Russian cursive writing turned out to be the key that unlocked the entire history of my grandfather’s father’s family.”
“When I learned that Dad’s father … was buried in a Jewish cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas, I began to wonder. I especially wondered why our family was Methodist.”
“My search for Harry’s real surname began with the 1920 U. S. Census.
My goal was to find any data that could lead to other documents…
My later research ultimately revealed that most of the census data was incorrect.”
By Gary Koeppel
“She told me that the girl in the photos was transported from Prague to England around 1939… all she knew was that her name was Alexandra, she was the daughter of my paternal grandfather’s sister, and that she was placed in the home of a British family.”