1 Jul 1874 - 9 Dec 1928
Date added: 19 Jun 2019
Yehuda (later known as Lewis) Karbatznick arrived in London, on his own, in 1903. He had many siblings, all of whom had fled Russia to live in New York, and he was on a boat headed for NYC to join them. Unfortunately, he was severely seasick, so when the boat docked in London on its way to the States, he disembarked and that is why the family lived in London not New York.
Yehuda worked for three years to earn enough money to pay for a boat tickets for his wife Leah and three daughters to travel to join him in London in 1906. It was here in London that his fourth daughter and subsequent children were born.
In honour of Yehuda and Leah's memory, their great-grandson Simon and granddaughters Linda and Shelley arranged a tea party at Chanukah for 120 descendants from across the world to share the wonderful story of Yehuda’s varied and exciting life with the rest of the extended family memories.
Everyone paid to attend the tea and the remaining money was donated to Jewish Care. You can read the family’s story at www.karbatznick.com