Re: Would people move from Kishinev to Akkerman while modifying last name? #ukraine #bessarabia


Re -- Languages -- Both cities were in Bessarabia, part of the Russian Empire. Jews spoke  Yiddish and the "cultured" segment  was Russophone. Romanian was the peasants language since the old Moldavian nobility also became Russophone.

Luc Radu
Great Neck, NY

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