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Ephraim Yazovitsky, russian linguist. Was he Jewish ?

Alberto Guido Chester
 

I am trying to connect Ephraim Validimirovich Yazovitsky to my family tree.

He was born in 1904 (where?) and buried in St Petersburg in 1981.

This is the link to his tomb.

The name Ephraim is typically Jewish to me and the surname Yazovitsky is also Jewish, as mentioned in Beider´s book on Russian surnames.

However, the stone does not have any religious signs, probably due to communism, atheism...

I am looking  for hints to confirm his Jewish ancestry.

Thanks


Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina