Seeking Stories from Jewish Refugees Who Came through Angel Island

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

Janice Sellers writes in Ancestral Discoveries about the The Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) promoting a greater understanding of Pacific Coast immigration and its role in shaping America's past, present, and future. Currently, AIISF is asking for help in locating Jewish refugees who came to San Francisco in the late 1930's and 1940, and their descendants.

AIISF hosts a database ( with information about 132 Jewish immigrants who were processed at Angel Island Immigration Station. Please contact AIISF at the e-mail address or phone number listed on the Web site if you recognize any of the individuals listed in the database. AIISF would like to interview the individuals or their descendants in order to get their full stories.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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