French SIG #France Re: Some French Jews wish to revert to old names #france


This is an interesting subject indeed but I quote :

'There was no legal obligation for them to drop their family names,
but they often were encouraged to do so. '
'encouraged' yes - not 'urged'.

My friends' son 'Varseaux' regained his original 'Warshawsky' name
when he made alyah in Israel...

Eliane Roos Schuhl, Paris, France (>from Alsace)

Cercle de Genealogie Juive

----- Original Message -----
Some French Jews wish to revert to old names

A story in the July 19, 2010 Los Angeles Times reports on the
phenomenon of many Jews who immigrated into France in the post-Holocaust
era, >from Eastern Europe and North African territories, who were urged
by the French government of the time to take names that were more
French. Many did so. Now, with the wish to return to their family
roots, and display through their original names who there are, they are
forbidden by French law to change their names back, once again.

To read more about this here is a link to the original story:

Rosanne Leeson
Los Altos, CA USA

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