JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Famous Jewish personalities and their real family names #general

Lifshitz-Krams Anne

I feel always suspicious when I see that kind of list. It reminds too much
bad memory.
In this list some people never wanted to hide they are Jewish, some maybe
have Jewish origins and are no more themself or ignore it, some have no
Jewish origins, even if their name look Jewish. You can't point someone as
Jewish just because of his name.
Shirley Pencer pointed already that Nathalie Wood and Ethel Merman were not
Jewish. Yves Montand was also not Jewish. He has been frequently asked
about his name and said that it was Livi (not Levi). His father came >from
Italy to France, and as far as he knew there was no Jewish origin in his
family. I don't think he was lying.
Anne Lifshitz-Krams

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