In 2013, we published Marla Raucher Osborn’s story The Blecher Boys of Bessarabia Become Barbers: From Soroki to Chicago 1909 – 1914.

 “One boy, per boat, per year, beginning in 1909. From ports like Bremen, Glasgow, Hamburg, and Liverpool, one Blecher boy each year would board a steamship bound for a major American port – Baltimore, Boston, New York – all with the same final destination: Chicago.”  


You can read Marla’s inspiring story by following this link: