Re: Kogan/Kagan #ukraine


Shlomo Katz
 

One reason people changed names was to avoid the draft. I have a friend named Katz, which is usually a Kohen-name (as it is in my case), but he is not a Kohen. Their tradition is that an ancestor was "adopted" by a childless woman so that as an "only son" he would not be drafted. I have no idea if this is true, but it is their family lore.

Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring MD

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