Re: "His name was changed at Ellis Island" #names


polly.goldberg@...
 

Yes, ignorance of American law is exactly why my great-grandfather believed that he was stuck with "Berg" when his name was "Bershadsky." By the time he was made aware of the fact that he could have kept his Russian surname, he figured it would be too much of a headache to go back to it. I'm still trying to find sth with his original name on it (that would be relevant), but what I have of his papers is inadequate. So far.

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