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145RE: [JewishKeidan] My upcoming visit to Lithuania

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  • A. Cassel
    Jul 16, 2006
      Congratulations on your visit to Lithuania. You'll certainly find it a fascinating and rewarding trip. Others may have more recent contacts to offer, but I would suggest you might want to get in touch with Regina Kopilevich, a Vilnius-based guide and researcher who has been helping Jews reconnect with their roots for a dozen years or so. Regina's email is miregina@... . You also might want to look up Yudel Ronder, one of the last remaining Keidaner Jews still living in the area. I believe he's still living in Kaunas, and Regina can put you in touch with him. Please consider writing up notes on your trip when you get back, and sharing them with all of us in the email group.
      Safe traveling.
      Andy Cassel
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      From: JewishKeidan@yahoogroups.com [mailto:JewishKeidan@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Sally Mizroch
      Sent: Sunday, July 16, 2006 8:17 PM
      To: JewishKeidan@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [JewishKeidan] My upcoming visit to Lithuania

      Hi all,

      My grandmother, Sarah Meltz Mizroch, was from Keidan and my father’s father, Moses Hirsh Mizroch, moved there after they married sometime between 1904 and 1908.  Moses was an innkeeper, and I think his inn was called the Europa.  My father and his siblings were born in Keidan from 1908 through 1913.  Moses’s father, Zalman Yitzhak Mizroch, lived in Ponemunok.  Zalman and his wife Feiga Riva moved to Panevezys eventually and lived near their daughter Cilya (wife of Lev Bernstein).  I’ve been able to trace back to Zalman’s father (Shlomo Berko) and Shlomo’s father (Lozar) in the All Lithuanian database and I know the names of the shtetls they lived in.

      My Mizroch cousin Carol and I will be flying in to Vilnius in a few weeks and we plan to visit the towns and shtetls that our ancestors lived in.  If you all have any suggestions about logistics, please e-mail me.

      Best regards,

      Sally Mizroch


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