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From: Alice E Smith <>
Subject: Return to Russia
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 11:54:00 -0500
My grandfather, David Krutsch, had a similar experience. His jacket was
marked with an X at Ellis Island (for some unknown medical reason) and he
simply took his jacket off and entered the US. Alice Smith
At 03:11 PM 6/21/2004 +0000, wrote:
>When my mother came to the US the family was examined by as DR. prior to
>departure from the ship. My mother was denied approval to depart the ship
>due to some illness. A big red X was painted on her dress. This action
>upset my grandmother and she took my mother somewhere on the ship and
>changed her clothes. They departed the ship and later my mother came down
>with chicken pox. Mom was 3 years old at the time.
> > From: "G Martens" <>
> > Date: 2004/06/20 Sun PM 08:15:06 GMT
> > To:
> > Subject: Re: [GV] Return to Rusia
> > > I don't know if it was a practice for a doctor to examine people
> > > before they got off the ship?
> > It was part of the immigration procedures that everyone be
> > examined by a doctor before they came aboard. It was because of
> > this examination that many people were found to have eye
> > problems and other medical problems. Many of these people are
> > the German-Russians that ended up in South America and Mexico.
> > Many of those that ended up in Mexico came to this country within
> > a year, typically coming across at one of the Texas border crossing
> > locations. To a lessor exent, some of those that eneded up in
> > South America also came back to US and were admitted. I think
> > I've heard also and some of those rejected at New York stayed on
> > board the ship when it went to Galveston, and they managed to be
> > admitted there.
|Return to Russia by Alice E Smith <>|