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Govt. Permits Jews Who Changed Their Names to Foil Nazis to Alter Parents Names

The Polish Government has passed a new measure designed to assist Jews who during the Nazi occupation and the postwar period changed their names to disguise the fact that they were Jewish.

Many of the Jews who changed their names were betrayed by the names of their parents as recorded on their birth certificates. The latest Polish regulation, therefore, permits a person to change the names of his parents on all documents.