1894 Petition

1894 Petition

n 1890, the Tsarist authorities ordered those Jews to leave Kurland that settled there after 1880. They were sent to the Pale of Settlement. The petition below was provided and translated by Aleksandrs Feigmanis, and edited by Betsy Thal Gephart.

We, the undersigned inhabitants of Sassmacken confirm that Jossel Haimovich Gdaljev is registered in Kurshany, Kovno province, and lived in Sassmacken before 1880. We can confirm this under oath. Sassmacken, 27 November 1894. Signed by 25 members of the community.

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