I'm unaware of the exact location of my grandfather's birthplace, but it was definitely Russian.
He'd specialized in couture fashions for many "classes," from the impoverished to those of royalty. And he'd travelled to, and from, many European countries (France, England, Germany, etc.,). Word is that he was also fluent in several languages- a man to be proud of!
In the 1930's, he'd made a convenient stop in Bolivia, where he married my lovely, emerald-eyed grandmother, Esperanza. Together, they had five children.
But his story isn't entirely sweet. Most of his siblings perished in France in the late-30's. And his youngest son, Elias, was only a child when he was killed in a brutal car collision with an oncoming train.
Grandfather Gregorio didn't survive the severe complications of Appendicitis, in the mid-late fifties, mostly due to medical malpractices.
But one Steinberg remained. My Great-Uncle, whose first name begins with an "E." E. Steinberg had two children (a son and daughter), who, more than likely, still live within the United States. The son is a doctor.
Naturally, this story may not "ring a bell." But I believe that someone out there could have a few answers.
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