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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
15442 Do you recognize?

5/23/2010 4:12 PM Do you recognize the South African synagogue where this wedding picture was taken? This may have been the wedding of Yussel Mellman's son. Do you know anything about the Mellman family, Yussel or Shya Mellman?

Marlene Kempner Dobrin - Arizona USA Family names: KEMPNER, POKEMPNER, PAKEMPNER, MIRVIS, RIEF, WESTERMAN, MELMAN, SHEINKER, KRECHMER, LUNTZ, SACHS/ZOX, LITT, FLEISCHMAN, MEYERSON/MAROVICH, HILLMAN, KOMENITZ, SEGALL, FRIEDMAN, DOBRIN, DOBRINSKY, SCHUMAN, ITKIN, FIRESTONE, FEIRSTEIN, FOREMAN, FUXMAN
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15443 Do you recognize?

5/23/2010 4:12 PM Mali Ebner shows herself as residing at Bucawn 9. Was there such a street? If not does anyone have any suggestions for the actual street? Also, she listed her nearest relative as being Mr Buena Stroda (again from Charnowitz, Romania). Would anyone know Mali's real parent names? Who was Buena Stroda? Thanks for everyones help in advance. View the post with its 2 responses
15444 Translation - Other

5/23/2010 4:12 PM This comes from the Lithuanian Central Archives and deals with my family, PLATUS. I am looking for a translation, please. View the post with its 1 response
15445 Sharing Document

5/23/2010 4:12 PM This postcard was sent to Madeleine and Ernest (then) LOEWENSTEIN two weeks after the birth of their son, Richard. (Now Rick LOWENS)
The writer was Ernest's aunt Rosa Lorch. The front of the card is included as a handwriting reference standard. The Lowenstein family was from Wallau, Hesse / Nassau.
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15313 Translation - Yiddish

5/23/2010 4:12 PM This is a letter by Josephine Gartner Abrams (née Tepper) to her sister Sadie Goldsmith, who lived in New York City. I am interested to know the contents of the letter, particularly if they mention their family back in Poland or names of relatives in the US. I have uploaded the start of this letter (its obverse) separately. View the post with its 1 response
15312 Translation - Yiddish

5/23/2010 4:11 PM This is a letter by Josephine Gartner Abrams (née Tepper) to her sister Sadie Goldsmith, who lived in New York City. I am interested to know the contents of the letter, particularly if they mention their family back in Poland or names of relatives in the US. I have uploaded the continuation of this letter (its reverse) separately. View the post with its 1 response
13638 Translation - Polish

5/23/2010 4:10 PM Requesting translation to English please. pic from Yisrael Schnytzer. View the post with its 2 responses
13639 Translation - Polish

5/23/2010 4:10 PM Please translate to English. pic received from Yisrael Shnytzer. View the post with its 3 responses
13640 Translation - Polish

5/23/2010 4:10 PM Please translate to English. Pic received by Yisrael Schnytzer. View the post with its 1 response
13641 Translation - Polish

5/23/2010 4:10 PM Please translate to English. Pic received from Yisrael Schnytzer. View the post with its 2 responses
13523 Tombstone

5/23/2010 4:09 PM Please tell me the exact translation of this gravestone. Is the name Yitzhak Iche Zvi Nafthali Hirsch PoKempner?

Thank you for your help.
Marlene Kempner Dobrin - Arizona USA
Family names: KEMPNER, POKEMPNER, PAKEMPNER, MIRVIS, RIEF, WESTERMAN, MELMAN, SHEINKER, KRECHMER, LUNTZ, SACHS/ZOX, LITT, FLEISCHMAN,
MEYERSON/MAROVICH, HILLMAN, KOMENITZ, SEGALL, FRIEDMAN, DOBRIN, DOBRINSKY, SCHUMAN, ITKIN, FIRESTONE, FEIRSTEIN, FOREMAN, FUXMAN
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14596 Translation - Yiddish

5/23/2010 4:07 PM Letter View the post with its 6 responses
15401 Translation - Polish

5/23/2010 4:06 PM This is a marriage record of Moszek Ber Ail and Sora. Appreciate translation of full couple/parents names/ages. View the post with its 1 response
15329 Translation - Yiddish

5/23/2010 4:05 PM translation View the post with its 3 responses
12609 Translation - Polish

5/23/2010 4:03 PM We are int. in the written and printed words.

Order to understand the cards received from the archive.

Thanks beforehand
Family sieradzki
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15436 Translation - Yiddish

5/19/2010 4:34 PM This is the caption found on the back of a photograph of a man. I would like to get a translation. Thanks! View the post with its 1 response
15437 Translation - Other

5/19/2010 4:34 PM I am not sure what language this is; Russian? Thank you in advance to anyone who can translate it. I believe this was sent to my grndmother by her brother who remained in Europe. View the post with its 1 response
15438 Photo Identification

5/19/2010 4:34 PM Would anyone be able to identify the uniform these men are wearing? This is from a postcard I believe was sent to my grandmother by her brother.
My grandmother came here from Poland in the early 1900's but many of her siblings remained in Europe. Thank you for any and all help.
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15439 Translation - Yiddish

5/19/2010 4:34 PM Translation View the post with its 2 responses
15440 Do you recognize?

5/19/2010 4:34 PM Does anyone recognize these men? View the post, there are no responses
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