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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
22781 Do you recognize?

5/9/2012 7:41 PM David-George (Yirko) Gans, born 1.11.1913 probably in Prague, Czech Republic (former Chechoslovakia) to Abraham & Ludmila Gans. Had a brother named Rudi(Rudolf) born 1918. Studied to become an Engeneer in Chemistry and left the country around 1938-1940. Served in the Jewish Brigade of the British army, immigrated to Israel 1st time around 1941-43, deported to the island of Mauritius and finaly came back to Israel around 1944-45. View the post, there are no responses
22821 Do you recognize?

5/9/2012 7:39 PM Good morning everybody,
I would like to share this photo in order to obtain more information about my greatgrandfather Wolf GRAUZAM (man on left).
The only detail I know that this photo was taken in Afrika ; indeed, it is mentionned at the back of this photo. We can observe on this photo a bow showing my great grand father.
Wolf was born in 1896, and if he was drafted in polish army at 18 years old ( I don't know at what age they were drafted) this photo must be taken in 1914. I have another photo of Wolf in the army and he seemed older.
I don't know who the other persons are in this photo
Please help me to find out who were they ?
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22789 Translation - Polish

5/9/2012 7:38 PM Loose translation with names, dates, places, relationships View the post with its 1 response
22790 Translation - Polish

5/9/2012 7:38 PM Loose translation with names, places, dates and relationships. View the post with its 1 response
22788 Translation - Polish

5/9/2012 7:37 PM Loose translation with names, dates, relationships, places. View the post with its 1 response
22822 Tombstone

5/9/2012 7:37 PM I would like a complete transcription of the three lines of Hebrew at the top of the marker. Specifically, I am looking for his father's name.

Thanks in advance.
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13740 Translation - Hungarian

5/9/2012 7:35 PM This is a picture of my great grand father Chaim Kalmen Schwartz.
Please help translate Hungarian text.
Thanks
View the post with its 1 response
22553 Translation - Russian

5/9/2012 7:33 PM I am trying to find out my relative's parent's names. This is the birth certificate for Israel (Fishel) Grossman. Can somebody please tell me the parent's names and witness names, and an exact date if there is one?
I apologize if this is Polish, but I don't read either one, so I'm not 100% sure which language this is.
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19600 Photo Identification

5/9/2012 7:32 PM Hello everybody,

my cousin has just forwarded me a mail with this photo.
She told me that she met the people on the photo in San Remo, Italy in the 1975's.
She also confirmed me that the man on the photo was a GRAUZAM but did not remerber his first name nor the name of his wife closed to him on the photo.

Is there anyone who can recognize them please ?

Thank you
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4873 Do you recognize?

5/9/2012 7:32 PM My father in Pliskov, David Shabshis View the post, there are no responses
3465 Photo Identification

5/9/2012 7:31 PM My grandfather Yankel Shabshis with his parents, and cousins.They lived in Kazatin or Berdichev area, Ukraine.Does anyone recognize any familial resemblance? View the post, there are no responses
3468 Photo Identification

5/9/2012 7:31 PM My grandparents Fanya Davidovna Shinder and Yankel Volfovich Shabshis in Pliskov before the war abt 1937. View the post with its 1 response
2458 Translation - Yiddish

5/9/2012 7:30 PM Please translate View the post with its 3 responses
3181 Translation - Hebrew

5/9/2012 7:27 PM The second part of VM5409, text I found in an old prayer book from my great grand father View the post with its 2 responses
22055 Translation - Polish

5/9/2012 7:27 PM This document was found recently in the attic of a house of a neighbor of my great grandfather.

Can anybody please translate any of the polish text that may be of interest.

The names that are mentioned are most properly Isak Schachner (my great grandfather) or his son Solomon Schachner (my great uncle).

Many Thanks
Shloimie
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22632 Translation - Polish

5/9/2012 7:26 PM I am looking for a full translation of Gitla Kolski's Marriage Certificate. I am truly grateful for any help. View the post with its 1 response
22726 Translation - Russian

5/9/2012 7:22 PM I believe that this may be the marriage record of Sarah Listkow and Moses Len in 1869.
I would be grateful for a translation that gives me at least an understanding of the events, names, dates, places and other information about the people mentioned(such as about occupations or addresses)
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22701 Do you recognize?

5/9/2012 7:21 PM Who are they - the old man and the boy with his hand on the old man's shoulder? Name of photographer and place where picture was taken? Does any thing in photo give clues as to where and when it taken? In other words, I know nothing except that the photo was in my mother's collection of unmarked pictures. View the post with its 2 responses
22780 Tombstone

5/6/2012 7:19 PM I would like the translation of the Hebrew so that I may possibly find out her & her father's Hebrew names and any other details to help with my family search in Eastern Europe (Lithuania I believe).

Thank you so much,
Trudi
eastmeon@bellsouth.net
View the post with its 6 responses
22779 Translation - Yiddish

5/6/2012 7:18 PM Photo of my grandmother prior to emigration to US. Can someone please translate? Thanks. View the post with its 1 response
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