Re: Coincidence? #general

Trudy Greener

Both my parents were born in the Ukraine, in the early part of the 20th century, before the Russian Revolution, when the calendar was changed.  All we knew is that we celebrated both their birthdays in January, but they never explained where those dates came from. My mother only said that they were both born during Chanukah, in different years. Only recently did I discover the ship manifest that confirmed the story we had, that they doctored her age when she, along with her mother and brother, joined her father in America, so that she would be counted as a minor child who could become an American citizen under her father's aegis.... no idea how she managed that, but the manifest actually shows a corrected age next to her name and that of her brother! 
Trudy Litt (Litvak) Greener, Jerusalem 

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