I am relatively new to this research. My family >from Lubsch (Lubcz, Lybucha, etc.)
was SHIMSHELEVICH (and that is also spelled different ways). When some of the
family emigrated to Israel and the U.S. around 1930, they changed their name to
SHAPIRO (actually that is how they spelled it in the U.S.). I realize that many
did this to avoid conscription, but was that a common name then? Does anyone
know the origin of SHIMSHELEVICH? I know about Ben Zvi.
Alan Levitt
Chevy Chase, Maryland

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