JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: GOLDENBERG #general

Sally Bruckheimer

“This is a conundrum. How can one brother be raised Orthodox
Jew (as well as being a Kohane) and the other Roman Catholic?”

It was pretty common, I think, to ‘fudge’ an ancestor’s
religion when he/she converted. Especially during Hitler’s time,
it could be worth your life to do so-and before that there would
have been social reasons to do so.

I know a woman who has a picture of her gr grandfather wearing
a yamulka (he was bald and his head was cold all the time) and
with a typically Jewish candelabra in the background (before
electricity everyone used candles), but her parents deny the man
was Jewish.

Sally Bruckheimer
Stamford, CT

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