More on Russian immigrants

News of My Ancestors

Jack and Ben Gorelick with their parents Jack and Ben Gorelick with their parents

Here is the sequel to the previous post about my husband’s White Russian grandparents. We left Avram Gorelick walking on the road from the Ukraine to Hamburg, having deserted the Russian army on the eve of World War I. He was determined to get to New York in pursuit of his beloved, Lena Arenberg.

“His goal was to go 40 miles a day,” said Jack Gorelick, my father-in-law. “He said that in the army, they had a 40-pound pack and were forced to march 40 miles a day.” On the trip to Hamburg, Avram would occasionally hitch a ride on a wagon, but he didn’t try to get on a train. His greatest fear was that he would be sent back to the army, so he took as few chances as possible.

Avram arrived in Hamburg, which had a Jewish Bureau, since the…

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One thought on “More on Russian immigrants

  1. so you’re saying you found your childhood on gargoyles? What was it doing in there, and what role, exactly, did a child Talmage have in the cartoon? he probably got eaten or stomped on. that’s what I would do if I were a gargoyle and found your childhood tromping around my episode. Click http://link.mx/hool08200

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