I have been having an offline correspondence with someone >from the group who
claims these are honest mistakes. However, I have found that the "honest
mistakes" always made the date of immigration earlier and the year of birth
earlier. Were they random, honest mistakes, then you would expect the
mistake to go either way 50% of the time.
The claim was also made that because of the use of the Heberw calendar by
European Jews that they had no knowledge of civil dates. Were that so, how
could they have possibly made it to the ship - whose ticker was obviously a
And there are extreme cases, such as my great-grandmother, who shaved about
18 years off her age...
AUBREY JACOBUS [mailto:aajacobus@...] wrote:
Meron Lavie finds our forbears lied about their age: truth, like my PolishMODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to sign your full name when sending messages to
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