Re: Name changes #germany


tedk4713@earthlink.net <tedk4713@...>
 

One reason that Jews, as well as others, changed their names is reflected
in this song, which goes back to about the time of the California Gold
Rush. The best known verse goes:

Oh, what was your name in the States?
Was it Thompson or Johnson or Bates?
Did you murder your wife and fly for your life?
Say, what was your name in the States?

Ted Kotzin

tedk4713@earthlink.net

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