Re: Fairy Tales my Father Told Me #belarus


Diane Jacobs
 

Personally, I have found while stokes past down ate not totally true, there is usually some truth that can lead to facts and documentation. Diane jacobs



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From: bduchan@...
Date: 6/6/20 11:07 AM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: [JewishGen.org] Fairy Tales my Father Told Me #belarus

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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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey

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