The images below are presumed to be my father's great-grandparents and/or great-great- grandparents as well as other family members in 19th century Ukraine.  It is believed that these represent the Tamaren family.

Immigration of Phillip and Chaie Esther Wexler's family to America from Ekatrinaslav, Ukraine during the Russian pogroms of 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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New York Times.JPG

Later Historical Accounts of the Tragedy:

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Shipwreck of Tears.JPG
Scotsman.JPG
Letter from a Survivor.JPG
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Phillip's Letter