About Merenstein, Leib
Pesia (Pesze, Pauline) Ferszt (1920 - ?)
Married October 29, 1944 in Czaswoje (Chusovoy), Russia ?
Two children: one passed in Europe, the other in Montgomery; neither reached adolescence.
Adopted his wife's sister Rose's child, Jaffa Merenstein.
Eischtätt and Gibelstadt DP Camp / Germany: August 1946 - June 1949
September 1939-June 1941
When the Soviets invaded Lublin, Leib fled to Lutsk, Poland
June 1941-April 1945
When Nazis invaded Lutsk, Leib fled to Czaswoje (Chusovoy), Russia ?
Sponsored in US by USNA/New York
Leib was the sole survivor from his family and had a tattoo.
In Montgomery, he prepared students for their bar mitzvah, teaching Hebrew at Agudath Israel). He was also a moyel and shochet (kosher butcher). He and his wife ran a small grocery where they sold kosher meats that he butchered.
He was referred locally as Reverend Merenstein.