Etkeh Kamenetsky (Danzig) (1867 - 1935)

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About Etkeh Kamenetsky (Danzig)

Her parents both died young leaving 4 orphans that were adopted by the Uncles -- two of Devorah's brothers (Yisroel and Yankel) and two on Zerach's side of the family. Each orphan came along with 5000 rubles, for Zerach was very wealthy. So Yankel went then to the Ukraine where the Russian government was giving away land for cheap and invested in land with beehives and flowers for the bees. The following year was a drought so he basically lost his investment, but stayed on until his death there.

Her name was really Esther but when her uncle, Yankel Puterfas adopted her, since he had a daughter of his own by the same name Esther, they called the adopted 4 year old Etkeh. She lived with her uncle until she was 15 years old in the Ukraine where he had moved to after his sister Devorah's demise.

The 4 year old "Etkeh" was unaware that she was adopted --- she was treated like one of the children, until when she was 15 a young man started appearing in her dreams telling her that he is her true father. She stopped eating and became very withdrawn, so Yankel

brought three tzadikkim to talk to her.She had refused to reveal her dreams to her uncle, whom she believed was her true father, not wanting to hurt him, but to the tzadikim she revealed the dreams. After questioning Yankel and hearing the truth the 3 tzadikim said that he must send her back to Dolhinov for they understand that this is the reason why Zerach is coming to his daughter in her dreams and wants her "back".

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Etkeh Kamenetsky's Timeline

1867
1867
1891
February 28, 1891
Age 24
Kalushkove, Lithuania
1935
1935
Age 68