MY CONNECTION TO THE REFUGEE SHIP STRUMA
My quest to identify the guest of honor in a photograph of a family gathering taken in 1924 in Harlem, NY led to an expedition to Istanbul, Turkey seeking the answer to a Holocaust mystery. On February 24, 1942 a ship with 769 Romanian Jewish refugees was sailing to Palestine on a decrepit former cattle barge and was blown up in Black Sea. About 70 years later, this largest maritime loss of…Continue
Posted on January 29, 2015 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments
Our thoughts are with those who have lost their lives because of the expression of free thought or due to the fact that they shopped at a Kosher food market.
As fate would have it, my second cousin’s son-in law, with the pseudonym “TIGNOUS,” was one of the four French cartoonists who lost their lives in this horrible event. In a weird coincidence, on another branch of my family tree, a different French cousin lost his friend in the Kosher market.
Let’s hope that the…Continue
Posted on January 13, 2015 at 10:18am
My name is Joel Ives and I am a member of JBN in NJ and we host a meeting at our Fair Lawn office every month. I am also the owner of The Ives Architecture Studio. We are a diversified architectural firm licensed in many states with a specialty in synagogue…Continue
Posted on October 10, 2014 at 11:43am