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Thomas J Zugg-Zawaskis-Nelson TX

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Re: Thomas J Zugg-Zawaskis-Nelson TX

Mischael Zawaskis (View posts)
Posted: 1118267339000
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Hi, Sheila:

The names mean nothing to me, but my grandfather was really "hidden" from me, grandmother was a Catholic from Vilnius, Lithuania, and grandfather's Jewish background was long a family secret. His name was "Zawaskis" in Vilnius, arbitrarily shortened to "Zugg" at Ellis Island. Perhaps he came over with a sister or other family members. Then, I might have a few relatives in the USA known as "Zugg," I just have no idea. I believe that my grandparents met in Chicago, they were born around 1890, but this might be a "cover story," as it would have been shocking for a Jewish/Catholic wedding in Vilnius, they may have left together, who knows?

Two of my grandmother's sisters were nuns, and they were victims of the Holocaust. My great grandfather's farm in Vilnius was divided after the Russian Revolution, much to his great sorrow. I must assume that all of my grandfather's family was lost entirely, Vilnius lost over 100,000 people, over half the population, to the Holocaust.

Please let me know if you can shed any light. My grandfather, Leo Zugg, might have had relatives here...

All my best,
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