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Immigration mystery (Certificate of Arrival doesn't match name)

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Re: Immigration mystery (Certificate of Arrival doesn't match name)

Posted: 28 Aug 2013 7:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Guess what? I've discovered that a year later, someone else (a cousin) emigrated apparently using the same Russian passport! And this time it was clearly the "real" Elie. The first user must have mailed the passport back home after it got him to the US.

It further occurs to me that the reason may be that both men were in their early 20s, hence eligible for military service. The Russian government was very strict about emigration for such men, perhaps especially in the immediate aftermath of the Russo-Japanese War.
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agoodheart2 7 Aug 2013 12:49PM GMT 
JoelWeintraub 8 Aug 2013 12:25AM GMT 
agoodheart2 8 Aug 2013 12:48AM GMT 
Robert Jerin 9 Aug 2013 11:23AM GMT 
agoodheart2 9 Aug 2013 1:35PM GMT 
Robert Jerin 10 Aug 2013 12:35AM GMT 
agoodheart2 28 Aug 2013 1:41PM GMT 
Robert Jerin 29 Aug 2013 11:04AM GMT 
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