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Yes indeed. Even c110 years later, Aaron Kosminski's grave was defaced when the shawl theory came out.

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Yes indeed. Even c110 years later, Aaron Kosminski's grave was defaced when the shawl theory came out.
I didn't know that.

Londoners certainly know how to hold a grudge
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Actually Michael, I possibly have to correct myself. Perhaps I was thinking of the virtual flowers feature here :

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...GRid=135577377
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Then, of course, the question may be: did workhouse and asylum authorities document Kosminski by an anglicized name, say "Cohen", or something else to protect the Kosminski namesake?

Swanson and Macnaghten used the name "Kosminski" only in private writings.
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Hi Scott

Do you still hanker after Isaac of Goulston St?
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Yes Robert. But the problem is that he and his family completely disappear after the April 1891 census. And I can't say if they were there a couple of years earlier. I think the recorded birthplaces of the children indicate they had been in London since about 1870. Somebody may be able to trace them back earlier through voting records or whatever, but I can't. The possibility remains that they may have anglicized their last name as well.
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Yes, it's very difficult. In fact it's bloody difficult.
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Actually Michael, I possibly have to correct myself. Perhaps I was thinking of the virtual flowers feature here :

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...GRid=135577377
Haha. I love that.

It went from vandals desecrating his grave to trolls posting comments online.
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Hi Harry

If Scott's right poor Aaron wasn't Jack at all, being at most a witness, if that. But tracing Isaac and family is a very tall order.
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Hi Harry

If Scott's right poor Aaron wasn't Jack at all, being at most a witness, if that. But tracing Isaac and family is a very tall order.
I was just amused by the bathos, Robert, s'all.

Where Kosminski's concerned, I'm undecided. He's referenced by three senior policemen, and you'd like to think they had sufficient grounds for suspecting him other than him being an oddball who liked to jerk his gherkin in public. And there's the small matter of the alleged identification, which I believe happened, but the circumstances are no less puzzling.
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