Why do places in Eastern Europe (Galicia, Bailen, etc.) have the same names as places in Spain? #latvia

Howard Epstein <hvepstein@...>

History indicates that my family with Separdic roots went to Lavia &

Howard V. Epstein
Decatur, GA

Judy Simon

According to one of the theories, many Jews expelled >from Spain went
to live in Holland, and later they moved >from Holland to Germany.
Later still >from Germany to Eastern Europe. This may not be true for
all Jews expelled >from Spain, but it certainly explains why some of us
Eastern European Jews have Spanish--or even Dutch--sounding names.

Nina Kossman
(New York)


thank you for correcting my initial misinformation; "Everything is Illuminated" eventually : )

Rosalie Donadio
Little Egg Harbor, NJ, USA