Fairy Tales my Father Told Me #belarus


bduchan@...
 

Was it common to tell lies about how one's ancestors got out of Russia?  For instance, my father told me that his father was a good swimmer and saved several lives when a ferry sank, so the Tsar let him leave Russia (between 1904-1907).  I've also heard of stories used to justify escaping from the draft and leaving the country.
Brian S. Duchan. Fairfield, CT

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