JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Age (and birth place) discrepancy #general

MomDGP <momdgp@...>

My guess is that they wanted to have a more "desirable" age. Maybe they
thought being younger would be an advantage. My Father did the same thing
when he came to this country after WWII.

BTW, he was born in Poland, but the quota that year was filled, so he
claimed instead that he was born in Odessa, got a few friends to back him
up and he was allowed into America. So his citizenship papers, passport,
etc. state a bogus birth date and place. Sometimes you can't believe
"official" documents

Is there any reason that immigrants would lower their actual age
on the ship manifest?

DG Price

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