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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
14532 Do you recognize?

2/10/2010 Is this photo in anyone's family album? We think it is a great aunt but we're not sure. There is a note in Russian on the back uploaded as VM14533. View the post, there are no responses
14556 Translation - Hebrew

2/10/2010 Hi - trying to get in touch with the woman who submitted this form. She has information on family that died in the Holocaust, and would be a wonderful cousin to help fill the tree. Thanks!

Nathan
View the post with its 3 responses
14557 Translation - German

2/10/2010 I would like the document translated especially focusing on the names, locations, and dates. View the post with its 1 response
14558 Translation - German

2/10/2010 I would like the document translated especially focusing on the names, locations, and dates. View the post with its 1 response
14559 Translation - Polish

2/10/2010 Translation into English Please View the post, there are no responses
14560 Translation - German

2/10/2010 I would like page 1 of the letter translated. There are several more pages and I am looking for someone who can read the script and translate. View the post with its 1 response
14561 Translation - Yiddish

2/10/2010 Gist of the letter -- This is page 1 of an eight page letter sent by ? to newly arrived farming community family in upstate NY.
Are there relatives from Europe mentioned? Who might the writer be?

View the post with its 1 response
14534 Do you recognize?

2/10/2010 We think this is a great uncle. He may have been from Dokshytsy. Do you have his picture in your family album? View the post, there are no responses
14536 Translation - Russian

2/10/2010 This is the back of an old photo of 3 young women. One of them resembles other women in later generations in our family, maybe the other 2 are in-laws. We don't know who they are and we're certain they perished in the war. Please translate the note for us, maybe their names will be there. View the post with its 6 responses
14574 Translation - Hebrew

2/10/2010 Letter from Sima Kantor to Nochem Nudel (nathan needle), 1953 or so. May be in Yiddish. Would LOVE a translation of the text or at least a little bit!

Thanks,

Nathan Needle
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14254 Interpretation

2/10/2010 Just discovered these inscriptions in my mother's Hebrew-German Bible, Heilige Schrift (Leipzig, 1863). I assumed it was a secondhand copy her family had acquired somewhere along the way. Now I'm beginning to wonder whether this book was a family heirloom brought from Vienna in 1938. Unfortunately, I can't make out the German script, and scotch tape repairs make it worse. I was hoping someone might be able to decipher the inscription for me. Our maternal great-great grandparents were Raisel Ziesel Maurer and Josef Meilech Offen. There is a Zentralfriedhof cemetery record for Cacilie Offen, born about 1857,died 1930 and a Krakow Kataster Database listing for Jozef and Cacylia Offen. View the post with its 3 responses
14255 Interpretation

2/10/2010 Just discovered these inscriptions in my mother's Hebrew-German Bible, Heilige Schrift (Leipzig, 1863). I assumed it was a secondhand copy her family had acquired somewhere along the way. Now I'm beginning to wonder whether this book was a family heirloom brought from Vienna in 1938. Unfortunately, I can't make out the German script, and scotch tape repairs make it worse. I was hoping someone might be able to decipher the inscription for me. Our maternal great-great grandparents were Raisel Ziesel Maurer and Josef Meilech Offen. There is a Zentralfriedhof cemetery record for Cacilie Offen, born about 1857,died 1930 and a Krakow Kataster Database listing for Jozef and Cacylia Offen. View the post with its 6 responses
14256 Interpretation

2/10/2010 Just discovered these inscriptions in my mother's Hebrew-German Bible, Heilige Schrift (Leipzig, 1863). I assumed it was a secondhand copy her family had acquired somewhere along the way. Now I'm beginning to wonder whether this book was a family heirloom brought from Vienna in 1938. Unfortunately, I can't make out the German script, and scotch tape repairs make it worse. I was hoping someone might be able to decipher the inscription for me. Our maternal great-great grandparents were Raisel Ziesel Maurer and Josef Meilech Offen. There is a Zentralfriedhof cemetery record for Cacilie Offen, born about 1857,died 1930 and a Krakow Kataster Database listing for Jozef and Cacylia Offen. View the post, there are no responses
14537 Do you recognize?

2/7/2010 I have got an original picture of a young man.It had been found in ZELECHOW (Poland)after the war.
The dedication in Polish says:Warszawa 26.II.1939 r. To Estera- J.Goldsztajn
Could that be someone` s missing link?
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14538 Translation - Hebrew

2/7/2010 This was submitted by someone with information on my grandfathers first cousins, who perished (or not?) in the holocaust. I am desperate to contact this man, as he may be a survivor whom our family lost touch with. View the post with its 9 responses
14539 Translation - Polish

2/7/2010 I would like a translation of this document please - it is 4 pages long in total. This is page 1 View the post with its 2 responses
14529 Translation - Yiddish

2/7/2010 No one in my family knows who this is, but perhaps you can help. The text comes from the back of the photo. View the post with its 3 responses
14530 Translation - Yiddish

2/7/2010 I am curious about the identities of these fashionable young people, found in the photo albums of my grandfather's cousin. What does the text say? Also, can you guess what the numbers might signify? View the post with its 2 responses
14531 Translation - German

2/7/2010 I am trying to decipher the word under "Regina" before the words in B.Gyarmatt". It should be the profession of Michael Kraus. I know that there was a Michael Kraus who lived in Balassagyarmat at this time who was a "dayan" (assistant rabbi). Curious to know if this is what it might say. I know German, so even if you can tell me wht the letter are it is helpful. Thanks View the post with its 5 responses
14544 Translation - Russian

2/7/2010 Please translate text about Pochep synagogue. Part 1 of 2. View the post with its 2 responses
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