« Idaho Bill Would Restrict Female Travel | Main | Kitsch? or the Epitome of Tacky? »

April 18, 2023


Don Z. Block

Your grandfather may have known my paternal grandfather, whose name became Hy Block when he was processed through Ellis Island; he, too, was from Minsk. I share your regret about not finding a way to ask him what life was like in 19th century White Russia. Deserting was probably a capital crime, so you owe your existence to someone who risked his life to get out of the Russian army.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Blogs I Read