Lithuania SIG #Lithuania reverse immigration? #lithuania


Judith Singer
 

I am going through ship manifests of immigrants arriving in NYC and
even among the few names I can definitely identify, have noticed quite
a few people who are listed as arriving in 1910, for example, but show
up in Lithuanian records in the 1920s. In at least one case, a wife is
listed as meeting her husband,who has a different last name. I know
that the proportion of Jewish immigrants returning to Eastern Europe
to live is very low, compared to other ethnic groups is low, so I find
this surprising. I'm wondering if actually the immigrants listed were
actually traveling under friends' or relatives' passports. Has anyone
else noticed this phenomenon? Does anyone have any insights?

Thanks -

Judith Singer

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