Tragic death of Zisla/Jennie
Sneer from Răducăneni at age 29 in Canada
of Moise & Malca,
of Moise & Malca,
& Malca Lemberg
They are the
front and back of the same photo.
Schneer Schneerer on the right of the photo is
(who later changed his name to George).
It is the Romanian army.
It looks like the year 1923 is written on the
My father told me that he fought in the first
world war and he was a chauffeur for an army
I don't know any other men in the photo.
My father left
Romania for Paris, France in 1923 where he
worked in the Renault factory for 3 years before
he came to Canada.
His Yiddish name was Schneer; his Romanian name
was George; he went by George Schneerer in
At the age of 11 he was sent to technical school
in Bucharest, Romania and learned sheet metal
work. This served him well in the future
because he opened an auto body shop in Montreal
called Windsor Auto Body. His shop motto
was, "Where Customers Send Their Friends".
born in Rǎducǎneni
was living in the Sinai
old peoples home in Haifa
passed away 2013
Eliezer Milberg was a baker in
Raducaneni, and I believe they were a
His wife Yehudas gave birth to about
ten children, my great grandfather, Ben Milberg
was their second son. He came to America
just after the turn of the century with his
older brother Morris, slowly the other siblings
came as did Yehudas and Eliezer.
I once spoke to my second cousin also a
Ben Milberg, son of Morris the first son of
Yehudas and Eliezer Milberg, Ben was also born
in Raducaneni. I remember him speaking
about the river Prut (and how my great great
grandfather Eliezer Milberg swam across it from
Bessarabia to avoid the military).
It was in fact ten children (I checked)
and my great grandfather was the second, and his
name was Benjamin, although he was called
"Benny" he came here just at the turn of
the century, and although I did tell you with
his older brother, that was incorrect,
he came here just after his brother Louie did,
most probably with his brother Sam.. it is
believed that Louis and Sam avoided the draft
this way, but most notes indicate that Benny did
serve in the Romanian military.
In Raducaneni, Eliezer and Yehudas did
well, they owned three bakeries, and a
wholesale flour mill. Eliezer would go to
Vienna every year to buy clothes and materials
for all his son's suits. Yehudas held prayer
groups in her kitchen for women on Shabbat and
Holidays, and she interpreted the prayers and
bible readings into Yiddish. Simon (one of
the sons) recalled that my GGGP's left as a
result of the pogrom that happened around Pesach
in 1907. 6000 civilian rioters attacked a
town 20 miles from Raducaneni, and the mayor of
Raducaneni tried to make a deal with the rioters
but could not so the army was called in.
Simon recalled that six of the soldiers stayed
with Eliezer and Yehudas for almost two
months. Shortly thereafter they came to
America. The oldest, Moishe (whom I had
called Morris) stayed the longest in Raducaneni,
not coming to America till august 16, 1920.)
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