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|Subject: Re: OT: Reparations||Date: 6/5/2001 1:04 PM|
|Author: cmorford||Number: 40986 of 865022|
inparadise and mhtyler wrote: It is pretty tough to say you are not Japanese, but a person of German ancestory could claim he were Swiss or Finnish, etc. "
Its true...my family has all been Dutch since the war<g>.
My family did this also, but during WWI...
My Mother and Aunts and Uncles thought we were Greek. That's what I was told growing up...
A few years back I did some computer work in trade for some family history research...
I saw photocopies of the 1905 census, where my Great-Grandfather listed his birthplace as well as my Great-Grandmother's as Germany...
Well, needless to say we were all stunned...One of my uncles was born in 1930 and told me "we have always been Greek"...
Unfortunately, there's no one left to clear up this enigma...My grandmother was born in 1906 and died in 1972, when I was 13...
Strange...It turns out I may be related to Field Marshal Friedrich von Paulus, German commander at the Siege of Stalingrad...
Same family name, same area of Germany...My branch of the family left in the 1890's...http://www.expage.com/page/wwiigen60
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