Adek Hurwicz death certificate, August 4, 1981.

It gives Shavlany (Šaulėnai), Lithuania, as the birthplace of his father, Max. I had thought that Max was born in Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania, but I suspect Kovno was just the nearest name that people were likely to recognize.

Leonid Hurwicz Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University, Box 23, File: Financial and related documents (in paper binder), 1940s-1980s

On the other hand, Sol Kotzin, who was Moritz’s son, thought that both Max and Moritz had been born in a different town (Rosein? or Roscin?) near Kovno. I have been unable to find such a town on the map.

Leonid Hurwicz Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University, Box 23, File: Memorabilia and Vitae, 1940s-1995

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