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Jews Drop “trotzky” to Disprove Kinship with Soviet Leader

September 13, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The career of Braunstein of the Communist Party in the Soviet government under his pseudonym of Leon Trotzky has been a source of trouble to many whose name is similar to Braunstein’s assumed name.

Two Manchester Jewish citizens whose family name is Trotzky have applied in court to change their name to Travers. The applicants declared that they had continual trouble because people suspected them of being relatives of Leon Trotzky. The court granted their application.

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