Re: German Litvaks #general


Sandra Levy <shula2933@...>
 

Many Lithuanians tried to obtain or claimed Prussian citizenship so as
not to be drafted into the Russian army. This is also one of the
reasons why many Litvaks changed their names to more German sounding
names. Also confined to live in the Pale of Settement Jews were not
free to travel wherever they wanted and most could not enter
non-Jewish areas unless they had special permits. Those who made it to
Memel and got German citizenship were then free to travel as they
pleased.

Also Germany was known for its doctors. Rabbi Israel Lipkin Salanter
moved >from Lithuania to Prussia to obtain medical tratment >from German
doctors.

Sandra Levy - Jerusalem
RITTENBERG, GOLDSTEIN, TIKTIN / TYCKOCINSKI, ROZENBLAT, PERELSTEIN,
WARSHOFSKY, KRAMER, BOYANER, BOBINSKY, ELLERT, ETKES, GINZBERG,
FRIDMAN, LIPKIN, ADLER, HOROWITZ, EISENSTEIN, BIRKHAHN, LEVINOFF,
ZELCOVIN: Lithuania, Courland
LEVIN, COHEN, NEIMANN, KUTNER: Brest (Belarus), Poland

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