Putting sugar in fish: Lewis and Dora’s story

20.10.2011                      22.Tischrei. 5772                       Schmini Azaret

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Putting sugar in fish: Lewis and Dora’s story

From Lithuania to Britain, my grandparents’ story can finally be told.

The other day, my brother, David, sent me an email.
Inside was a picture of our paternal grandfather Lewis Silver’s alien papers and a link to Britain’s national archives site.
A statement on the site declared that Lewis’s records had been sealed in 1931 for 100 years.
I tried to think what could possibly be in those records.
Lewis’s story is certainly not unusual. In fact, it’s similar to that of many Jews who emigrated from Eastern Europe to the UK at the start of the 20th century….