Re: One Litvak family, two surnames? #lithuania #names


Odeda Zlotnick
 

In my family, tradition has it that my paternal grandmother's paternal grandmother gave each of her sons -- or had them registered - with a different surname, in order to keep them safe from conscription.
And that is why, said my paternal grandmother (from Minsk), it's no use searching for ancestors with her Dad's surname -- since it was fictitious.....
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Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.

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