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.
August 1946-June 1949
Eischtätt and Gibelstadt DP Camp / Germany
September 1939-June 1941
Fled to Lutsk, Poland when the Soviets invaded Lublin
June 1941-April 1945
Fled to Czaswoje (Chusovoy), Russia when Nazis invaded Lutsk
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