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
Reich).

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
rnwoolf@earthlink.net
Formerly of Birmingham, England
Now living in San Francisco, CA

RESEARCHING:
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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