Saturday, December 22, 2012

Seeking Passengers on the SS Marine Jumper

On March 3, 1949, the SS Marine Jumper left Hamburg for the United States with European refugees, primarily Jewish survivors from displaced persons (DP) camps.  Janette Silverman is looking for people who were on that specific sailing, or their descendants, for research on a new book project.  If you or your ancestors were on the Marine Jumper, please contact Janette directly at janette.silverman@gmail.com.  If you know someone who was on that sailing, please give them her e-mail address and ask them to contact her.

18 comments:

  1. My father was on SS Marine Jumper and arrived in NY on February 16, 1949. His name was Binem Neuman

    xneumanx@aol.com

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    1. My parents were also on that sailing - George and Sophie Lonyszyn.
      My mom (Age 88) is still living; dad passed away in 2005. Mom said the ship was hit with huge waves coming over.

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    2. Thank you for posting! Have you also sent a message to Janette Silverman at janettes@peoplepc.com?

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    3. To Anonymous dated Jan 31: Sophie Lonyszyn is my Godmother who I would love to see, if possible .If not, please give her my love and heartfelt wishes. It's been many, many years. My name is Mary. I remember George, Else, Nancy and few other daughters. We also sailed from Germany on Marine Jumper, arriving in NY on Feb. 16, 1949. I would love to hear from you and visit with my Godmother.

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    4. Mary, thank you for posting. To you and to the anonymous poster dated January 31, if you do not feel comfortable posting your e-mail addresses, which I can understand, send them to me at janicemsj@gmail.com and I will be happy to connect you. - Janice

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    5. Thank you so much, however, I decided to google her and I found her! What a surprise! We had a lovely conversation and it brought me to tears. Small world. Thank you again for your help.

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    6. Wonderful! I am so happy you were able to get in touch.

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  2. Thank you for posting! Have you contacted Janette directly at janettes@peoplepc.com?

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  3. My father came to us in ship on Marine Jumper from Southampton in august of 1947

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    1. I wonder how many years the Marine Jumper sailed?

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    2. I believe 1947 to 1949, then changed to USL ( United States Lines)

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    3. Thank you for the date information!

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  4. My father was on the March 3rd sailing with his family. They arrived in Boston on March 12,1949.

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    1. Have you contacted Janette Silverman at janettes@peoplepc.com? I don't know if her research is finished, but I'm sure she would like to hear from you just the same.

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    2. David,

      Janette says she has not heard from you. If you tried to contact her at janettes@peoplepc.com and the e-mail bounced, her new address is janette.silverman@gmail.com.

      Janice

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  5. If anyone has tried to contact Janette at the peoplepc.com address and it bounced, her new e-mail address is janette.silverman@gmail.com.

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  6. My parents and I arrived on the Marine Jumper in early February 1949.
    Kramberg

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