The Burning Question
Misha's name changes several times throughout the novel. First he is Stoptheif because someone running after him yells "Stop, theif!" After this, he is a gypsy, and Uri gives him the name Misha Pilsudski. Later he becomes Misha Milgrom when he becomes a part of Janina's family, and he is a Jew. The armband gives him his Jewish identity. Next Uri tells him he is nobody. When entering the United States, he becomes Jack. This name is given to him by the immigration officer. Then his granddaughter gives him his final name: Poppydoodle.
Many victims of the Holocaust lost their identity or had it changed.
Elie Wiesel's name was changed. He became A-7713.