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The images below are believed to be my father's great-grandparents Shime Finkelstein and Lipe Baek Tamaren as well as other family members in 19th century Ukraine.  Lipe's parents are Judah Tamarin and Slavor Schanidel, born in 1825 and 1830 respectively.
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Immigration of Phillip and Chaie Esther Wexler's family to America from Ekatrinaslav (present day Dnieperpetrovsk, or Dnipro) in Ukraine during the Russian pogroms  in 1904 resulted in near tragedy when the ship carrying Chaie Esther and their three children sank after hitting a reef west of the Scottish coast.

July 1904 Newspaper Accounts of the Sinking of the Norge:

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Later Historical Accounts of the Tragedy:

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Letter from a Survivor.JPG
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