Reuven Avital’s Story
JDC Archives helps a family researcher learn more about his mother’s 1943 escape from Europe.
In May 2007, Reuven Avital from Israel contacted JDC. His mother, Marie Fanny Rosenblatt, had escaped Europe in 1943 on the Serpa Pinto, a Portuguese ship financed in large part by JDC. Avital contacted “The Joint” for information about Marie.
The JDC Archives found three historical documents citing his mother’s journey:
Piecing together the documents, along with the photos in both the Lisbon newsletter and the JDC publication—it was quite the genealogical journey, for both the JDC Archives and for Avital!