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Joel Ives's Blog – January 2015 Archive (2)

CANCELLED due to icy roads - New Date TBD - The Struma Story - Presentation Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 1:00 pm

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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…

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Added by Joel Ives on January 29, 2015 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

PARIS JANUARY 2015

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…

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Added by Joel Ives on January 13, 2015 at 10:18am — No Comments

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