Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>
You are asking the office to take primary source documents and discard them,
in favor of eliminating what you find offensive in history? Any time
you want to know precisely when and where something happened, you look
for primary source records. I have primary source records of my family
in Germany - which also include the 'offensive' middle names. That is
what happened there at that time. Wiping the history out of the records
will not mean it didn't happen, and we should be reminded of it.
If you do research you should be looking for primary source documents.
When you find them, you don't ask for them to be changed - eliminating
the primary source.
"Although the photostat of his original familienstammbuch page
was written in 1930 (and was attached to the official record), the town's
typewritten portion STILL has his Nazi era middle name 'Israel'
inserted. These additional middle names became mandatory for German
Jews in January 1939.