Being identified as a Jew on a German passport #general

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>

This is In response to the posting in yesterdays' digest regarding the *J*
(for Jewish) being affixed to German Jewish passports (during the Third

Some time ago I read (I don't recall where) that the Nazi authorities
*amended* German Jews' vital records (birth and marriage records) by
inserting an additional, obviously *Jewish* given name: for Jewish men the
name was *Israel*; for Jewish women, Sarah. The underlying reason must be
immediately apparent.

After the war (according to the same source), the German authorities began
the painstaking task of redacting those names >from those same (presumably
millions of) official records. I would be interested to know whether this
monumental task was or has already been accomplished.

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, CA USA
Formerly of Birmingham, England
Now living in San Francisco, CA

DROZDIASZ/RAUS: Karczew, Poland
ISAACS: Poland (near Warsaw), Birmingham, England
SAFIRSTEIN/SZAFIRSTEJN (and variants): Karczew, Poland
SUMMERS and WINTER: Poland, Birmingham, New Jersey, USA
KUJAWSKI: Lodz, Poland
SZON/SHORN: Warsaw, Poland, London, England

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