Re: a question about the ages of young men on entering the US from Germany #general

Steven Usdansky

My paternal grandmother came to the US in 1914 using the passport of one of her younger sisters, claiming to be 19 rather than 24 or 25, because of age restrictions on immigrants at the time. I've also heard, but not been able to verify, that several male relatives came to the US claiming to be younger than they actually were to avoid being drafted into the Russian army.

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