To get to Chicago, Hyman first traveled to Bremerhaven, Germany. He likely got there by rail, but this is impossible to confirm, as the records in Bremerhaven covering emigration during the years 1910-1920 were destroyed by Allied bombing raids during World War II.
In this map, The Pale of Settlement is highlighted in grey. Modern political boundaries are in green – Rezhnoy today is in the independent state of Belarus.
Map by Louise Ma and Elliott Malkin.