Jewish Journal

Yosif Kirtsman

  • Journey to America

    August 12, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    My father Illya Pinhkus Kirtsman was born in 1909 in Odessa, Ukraine, the youngest of 11 children. His older sister and brother immigrated to America in 1912. The whole family planned to follow them. It was their dream for many years. In the 1930s, my father received few letters from...