1970 - 1983

Leib Merenstein


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Name in US
Leib Merenstein
Name at Birth
Leib Merensztejn (Merensztein)
Date of Birth - Note
December 1, 1909
Country of Birth
City of Birth
Spouse(s) Name(s)

Pesia (Pesze, Pauline) Ferszt
(1920 Lublin – ?)
Married October 29, 1944 in Czaswoje (Chusovoy), Russia

Religious Identity (Prewar)
Conservative Judaism
DP Camp(s) / Year(s)

August 1946-June 1949
Eischtätt and Gibelstadt DP Camp / Germany

Other Experiences

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

Year / City / Ship to US
March 22, 1951 / New York, NY / SS General Blachford
Alabama City of Residence
Date of Death
September 1, 1983
City of Death
City of Burial / Cemetery