The First of forty families : bringing my tree and forest to life (Tess Schwarz / nee Tessie Hain)

Tess Schwarz

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Escaping from the pogroms in Russia in the early 1900s, Tess Schwarz’s great aunt and uncle settled in Melbourne and were responsible for bringing forty related families to Melbourne, the first being author’s parents.

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Escaping from the pogroms in Russia in the early 1900s, Tess Schwarz’s great aunt and uncle, Chaya and Myer Pahoff, eventually arrived in Melbourne and settled in North Carlton. They were not well off, making a living from their family-run dairy, yet between 1925 and 1929, they were responsible for bringing forty related families to Melbourne, the first being author’s parents. The impulse to write this book came initially from the wish to pay tribute to the amazing devotion of this selfless couple. Rich in details of family and community life.