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Sandra Bergman nee Michael Melbourne, Vic Australia Jun 20, 2001
I am trying to trace the origins of my paternal family. My grandmother Devorah (Dora) left Berdichev, Ukraine circa 1905 in the company of her husband Maurice (Moshe)Michaelovitch and sons David (my Dad) born near Kiev 1902, Samuel (born 1903) and Harry perhaps born 1905. I don't know the means of their travelling. They arrived in Leeds circa 1905/1906. Maurice decided to travel to USA, he promised to send for his family , however he was never heard from again. Dora raised her 3 sons as a single parent. She had a poultry shop in Chapeltown Road, Leeds. David married my Mother Rachel Cohen in April 1937. I am their eldest child and only daughter, next came my brother Stanley (Stan) born Jan. 1939. Stan died in Melbourne Nov.10th, 2000, Melvyn (Mel) is their youngest child. We were raisded in Bradford, Yorks. We live here in Melbourne. Samuel married Rita (died when her daughter Marlene was a toddler) Harry married Gertrude (Gertie Vdelinsky) they had 2 daughters Ruth, a pharmacist who married Malcolm Sorkin, solicitor, they had 2 daughters Elizabeth who married a Mr. Minton and Debbie. Ruth & Malcolm were killed in a "plane crash over Paris circa 1974. Pauline was Ruth's sister who died circa 1994. Harry & Gertie died within the last 4 years. I have found Marlene's brothers and children. Does anyone have any more info. I would be most grateful to hear.

I am also trying to find my good friend Anita. Before marriage her surname was Gould and she lived in the Sholebroke's in Chapetown, Leeds. She lived opposite my Aunt Millie. I have often tried to find you Anita, I hope you hear of this.
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