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Category: Translation - Hungarian
Approval Date: 11/11/2012 4:05 PM
Family Surname: Schonbrun Sarah?
Country: Israel
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Notes written on back of a photo of a couple, possible newly married.

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11/12/2012 1:27 PM Hello Loren,

First the Hungarian/Hebrew text, then the translation.

B'nei B'rak (Israel), July 31, 1966
"26 eves hozasagi evfordulonkon keszult es a kep, az nap volt Beilukanah a eskuvoje."

This photo was made on our 26th wedding anniversary, and that day was ???????? her/his/the wedding."

**(I'm not sure if the missing word refers to appropirate day for the celebration...or was Beila's wedding.)

Perhaps the photo side will reveal the answer. It could be that a son/nephew/daughter/neice/friend was married on their 26th anniversary. Hope that this gives you a little bit with which to work. Is there anyone in the family named Beila, which in Hungarian is usually a male name?.....Jo
11/12/2012 2:59 PM I know it looks like an 'h', but it really only makes sense if it's a 'k' at the end of "Beilukanak": of/for Beiluka, which looks to be a Hungarian-style diminutive of a Yiddish feminine name.

There's a similar Hungarian masculine name Béla, which can have a diminutive Béluka, but the initial vowel can't be written any other way than 'é'.
11/15/2012 1:52 AM Hello Loren,

Yes, the second response is correct. The proper Hungarian spelling would be Beilukanak with a "k" at the end, meaning for "little" Beila. It's the diminutive form of Beila....Jo
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