Gorzd native Michael Suisman, in Hartford Connecticut, gave this pledge
for the relief of the Jewish population:
I herewith pledge myself to give 10,000 roubles (ten thousand)
for the Jewish War Sufferers' Fund, with the understanding that
this sum is to be held in trust by the Hartford Trust Co., in
the City of Hartford, until the aforesaid money can be used for
the relief of the Jewish population of the city of Gorsd, in the
province of Kovno, in the county of Telz, Lithuania, subject to
the call of the Jewish War Relief Committee of Hartford, when
said Committee can give assurance that they can carry out the
terms of the above agreement.
Rabbi H.W. Ettelson,
Photograph from Michael Suisman, Edward A. Suisman - On the occasion
of his eightieth birthday (West Hartford, CT., 1982), page 8.
Copyright © 1982 by Michael Suisman
Photograph provided courtesy of Michael Suisman (1928-2016)
Note: For further information about Michael Suisman (1873 - 1921), see Rabbi Morris Silverman, Hartford Jews 1659-1970, Connecticut Historical Society 1970, 72-132408, p. 279.