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Icek Litwin
May 8, 2013, 04:18:44 pm
I was able to find 2 different Icek Litwin's (different spellings) that would fit under the age range for school #1 in the database. However, I was looking under the world congress collectionon and stumbled across a 3rd Icik Litwin born 6/6/32. He appears to have survived. Does anyone know what to make of this? WHy isn't it listed in the database (at least that I can find)?

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Posted: May 30, 2013 03:31:37 pm

One possibility is that the actual records from which data was keyed into the Lodz Ghetto Inhabitants database may be fragmentary or otherwise incomplete.  It's also possible that errors were made by members of the World Jewish Congress when they recorded survivor names or birth dates after the war, or that their records were accurate but were inaccurately keyed into the databases we are using.  Regardless, I'm pretty sure that even the Jewish Council's registry in the ghetto probably didn't accurately record everyone living there, and I'm also pretty sure that people may have given different names at different times. Frustrating, I know!