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Browse the VM archive to view user-generated images of Jewish historical subjects, documents, culture and places, up close. A new response feature now allows you to add your response to those older, often unanswered archived images. Please respond with relevant information when you can. Here's how. Sort the first column (VM ID) by clicking on the column title for the oldest or the latest images. Select an image. Next click "Add Response".

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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
20156 Translation - Yiddish

9/25/2011 6:56 PM A letter from my great-grandfather Irmen Raik. Sent from Lukoml. View the post with its 3 responses
18577 Translation - Yiddish

9/25/2011 6:55 PM A birthday card to Chava Spiwak dated September 1918. Chava came to America in 1910. View the post with its 2 responses
20138 Translation - Russian

9/25/2011 6:54 PM CAN ANYONE HELP WITH TRANSLATION OF THIS DOCUMENT FROM RUSSIAN? ESPECIALLY THE NAME OF TOWNS MENTIONED View the post with its 1 response
20231 Translation - Other

9/21/2011 7:56 PM Could somebody help me with translating the notations on back of photo? View the post with its 1 response
20232 Translation - Other

9/21/2011 7:56 PM Could somebody please help me with translating the back of this photo? I think it is in Latvian, but I may be wrong. View the post, there are no responses
20233 Translation - Other

9/21/2011 7:56 PM Could somebody help me with the translation of the back of this photo? I think it is in Latvian. View the post with its 1 response
20234 Translation - Yiddish

9/21/2011 7:56 PM This is the label for the accompanying picture (http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=20235).

I believe the picture shows some members of the Kartun/Cartoon family from Shavli, Lithuania and was probably sent to my great grandmother Masha Golda Kartun Robbins who was living in Philadelphia. The older man in the photo might be her brother Ber Kartun who ended up in the Shavli ghetto.

I am not sure of the location referred to in the label (looks like Pogelava) and can't find any reference to it online.

I also need help with the Yiddish label.

Thank you,
John
View the post with its 1 response
20235 Photo Identification

9/21/2011 7:56 PM I have attached the label for this picture in my previous submission (http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=20234)

I believe the picture shows some members of the Kartun/Cartoon family from Shavli, Lithuania and was probably sent to my great grandmother Masha Golda Kartun Robbins who was living in Philadelphia. The older man in the photo might be her brother Ber Kartun who ended up in the Shavli ghetto.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you
John
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20226 Translation - Russian

9/21/2011 7:55 PM This should be a marriage record of Faibusz Chersz Serzant and Chena Kaufman. Appreciate translation of the names/ages/places.

Thanks !
View the post with its 1 response
20227 Translation - Russian

9/21/2011 7:55 PM This should be a marriage record of Icek Jaker Blumenfeld and Dwojra Finkelsztejn. Appreciate translation of the names/ages/places.

Thanks !
View the post with its 1 response
20228 Translation - Russian

9/21/2011 7:55 PM This should be a death record of Lejzor Blumenfeld.
Appreciate translation of the names/ages/places.

Thanks !
View the post with its 1 response
20229 Translation - Russian

9/21/2011 7:55 PM This should be a marriage record of jankel BORENSZTETER and Laja HONIGMAN. Appreciate translation of the names/ages/places.

Thanks !
View the post with its 1 response
20230 Translation - Russian

9/21/2011 7:55 PM This should be a death record of Majer Wojland (Wayland?). Appreciate translation of the names/ages/places.

Thanks !
View the post with its 1 response
20219 Tombstone

9/21/2011 7:54 PM This is a better photo of the tombstone that I posted recently. It was made before the plaster was put over the German given name. Previously the Hebrew given name was interpreted as Yachle - is this correct, or does the better photo give you another idea for the Hebrew given name? View the post with its 4 responses
20223 Translation - Russian

9/21/2011 7:54 PM I believe this to be a marriage record for Aron KANEL & Szejna SUD. I do not know if Aron KANEL is related to my KANET family mostly from Czyzewo and am hoping for some clues. My thanks in advance. View the post with its 1 response
20210 Translation - Polish

9/21/2011 7:53 PM
Please translate as much as possible. Thank you!
View the post with its 2 responses
20211 Translation - Russian

9/21/2011 7:53 PM Page 1 of 5 - Passport page for my grandfather - details of place of birth and any family details View the post with its 1 response
20212 Translation - Russian

9/21/2011 7:53 PM Page 2 of 5 - Passport page for my grandfather - details of place of birth and any family details View the post with its 1 response
20213 Translation - Russian

9/21/2011 7:53 PM Page 3 of 5 - Passport page for my grandfather - details of place of birth and any family details View the post with its 1 response
20214 Translation - Russian

9/21/2011 7:53 PM Page 4 of 5 - Passport page for my grandfather - details of place of birth and any family details View the post with its 1 response
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