Saturday, November 27, 1999
Dear Mr. Rosin,
I have awaited your article on Virbaln,
where my grandfather, may he rest in peace, was born in 1873, and I was
amazed by erudition and detail you provided when the article became
available on the Internet.
My grandfather, Gerson Guthman, was the son
of Aaron Gutelevich (or Gitelevicz), and immigrated to the US at about
18 or 19. Aaron Gutelevich had a family by his first wife which
included sons Nechemiah Mass, who moved to Berlin, and (I recently
learned) Yitchak, known as Little Isaac the Pious, who remained in
Virbaln. My grandfather was born of Mr. Gutelevich's second marriage.
Based on my family tree, a young relative of mine recently found and
interviewed Mrs. Mascha Benya Matz, the singer or Yiddish songs that
you mention in your article!
to see interesting historical material
supplied by Martin Miller. It includes post cards from 1921, 1927 and
1941, with a postmark after the Nazi invasion.
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