theatregirl7299 (theatregirl7299) wrote,

A bit of family history

My mom just emailed this to me and my brother. A bit of background - my mom was born in the Ukraine and she and her parents were in the camps during WWII. She was doing some research and found this.

From the SS Sturgis Manifest:

From Bremerhaven Germany to Dock in Boston Harbor transporting displaced persons to America.
875 aliens. Left Bremerhaven July 6, 1941 and landed Boston Harber July 8. Cousin Natalie picked us up via train and took us to Rockaway Beach, New York at Aunt Rose and Uncle John's restaurant/hotel/bar which happened to be across the street from Playland!!!

She told me that when she looked up the actual manifest, there were the names of her and my grandparents and the number of the cabin they were in.

Kind of nice to know a bit about their journey.
Tags: family history, personal
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