French Jews Want Their Old Names Back

An article in the July 18, 2010 Los Angeles Times related how many of post Holocaust-era Jews and Tunisian Jews that immigrated to France changed their surnames to sound more French and today their descendants want to change their names back to their original sur names to reflect family origins. French Civil Code states family names can't be reverted once changed to French sounding names.

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Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large and
Chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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