Tag Archives: Emigration

Riva Starr’s Journey

Riva Starr (1904-1993), born Riva Schneider in Keidan, emigrated to the U.K. in the early 1920s. In 1991, her son, Monty Starr, recorded an interview with her in Birmingham, England. The following is a transcription of that interview. M. It’s … Continue reading

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Avraham Tzoref, Zionist Pioneer

From the “Encyclopedia of the Builders and Pioneers of the Yishuv.”  Avraham Shlomo Zalman Tzoref: Born in Keidan, Lithuania on 1 Kislev, November 3, 1785 — or as he himself wrote later, in the year “TaKuM”[1], thereby hinting at his … Continue reading

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World War I Refugees in Exile

By Pesach Weitzer-Chittin (Beit Zera, Israel) Published in “The Past,” a quarterly chronicle of Jews and Judaism in Russia, vol. 13. Tel Aviv, Iyar 1966.  1. More than 50 years have passed since the event I describe here, which I … Continue reading

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