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Gol'shany
BELARUS



 


CHANNA LEMELMAN AND HER FRIENDS
Gol'shany, Belarus
cir 1923

The girl sitting on the ground at left was Channa Matle Lemelman. The other girls are unknown. Channa moved with her family to New York in 1923 and became Anna Land. She eventually married Morris Siegel and had a son named Hal. Anna died at the age of twenty-nine in 1936 of a burst appendix. Baby Hal was just ten weeks old at the time. This photo was probably taken before Anna left for America in 1923. She would have been about seventeen years old.

 


THE LEMELMAN FAMILY
Gol'shany, Poland
cir 1919

 

This second photo is of the Lemelman family in front of their home in Olszany circa 1919. From left: Motel, Julius, Elka, Golda, Chasha, Nochim (he was a watchmaker), Channa (the same girl in the other photo) and Dworja. Two children are missing from the photo: Natan and Hinda, who had already immigrated to America. All but Julius immigrated to New York in 1923. Family stories say that Julius was shot and killed by a Russian soldier for speaking out.




 


 

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