Galveston Texas was a port through which Jews came through when escaping the Russian army. I read one family historical account that stated that Jewish children were conscripted into the Russian army when they were as young as seven years old. Many modern day American Jews know they are Jewish but that’s about it. After World War I, in some areas, there weren’t that many Jews in America. Therefore they had no one to teach them their religion and culture. A lot of the German Jews who “assimilated” denied they were Jews.
Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret Genealogy – A How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy II – Uncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III – From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:
Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222
Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X
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