1949 Jul 9 2 saved by Britannic Kingston Daily Freeman pg 9
/Pt do for at and and of monument with probably general Estonians Reach New York; Fled Reds in Germany New York, July 9 f/0-- Two Estonians who fled iho Russian of Germany in a home-made. arrived today on the liner Brit- tanic which picked them up July t in the north Atla'ntie. Â· . They said they had embarked on their dangerous voyage "there is no future there (in Soviet-occupied Germany) and no possibility to .live a decent life." The men, Hulmuth Russow, and Volker-Harpe, 20, hope to allowed to go to British Columbia in Canada, to. farm. Immigration officials said 'they probably would be detained at Ellis Island until proper documents could be ' obtained for their trip to Canada, Speaking in English, Russow said "uortdllfons were not very nice" In the Russian' zone. "You must do a little black market if you wish to cat," he added. "For iono to work only food, with no future, in a one docs not like, it is better goes away," . . ' Tho wind-burned pair said had completed their 33-foot boat last September and headed west from the coast of Gertriany near Rostock, They made; their way along the coast until they Spain, and set out from there Camula five weeks ogo. Their small craft took a. beat- Ini;. from heavy North Atlantic seas until .the mast was .broken and the auxiliary motor failed. July 4, they saw .the Britannic. and sent up distress flaros. -Both, said they hoped to bring their families to Canada if .they are admitted. Rusgow has a wife, 13-year-old son .and .. mother .in Germany. Harps left his parents and two sisters there. _Russo.Wstud a niece, of his Miss Marie Louise De Krustenst- jern, lives in Tuekahoe, N. Y. Harpe has a cousin, Marcel living in New York city but he docs not know whore.