Re: change of surname #names #romania


The Romanian never required Jews by law to adopt family names. 
The text of Romanian civil laws regarding registration assumed that all had family names. There was never a law that said that all have to have surnames. 

In 1895 there was a law that required anyone who used in daily life a name or surname different than that registered in the records to  register the name/surname change. That was the only requirement - but most Jews did not bother. In fact, in 1949 the communist authorities repeated this requirement in a decree.

Sorin Goldenberg

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