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15540 Translation - Polish

6/2/2010 5:32 PM Parents' names, especially maiden name of mother if present, together with the dates and child's name. View the post with its 1 response
15314 Translation - Yiddish

6/2/2010 5:30 PM This is a letter from Esther and her brother Jakób Tepper to an unknown Mr Rozendberg at an unknown location. I am most interested to know the contents of this letter, which eventually reached their paternal aunt in New York City. I believe they were writing to locate family after the Holocaust and would very much like to know the names and details that they mention. I see that they mention some surnames of their aunts in New York -- Tobias, Goldsmith, and Gartner -- for example. I have uploaded the continuation (reverse) of this letter separately. View the post with its 1 response
15315 Translation - Yiddish

6/2/2010 5:30 PM This is a letter from Esther and her brother Jakób Tepper to an unknown Mr Rozendberg at an unknown location. I am most interested to know the contents of this letter, which eventually reached their paternal aunt in New York City. I believe they were writing to locate family after the Holocaust and would very much like to know the names and details that they mention. I see that they mention some surnames of their aunts in New York -- Tobias, Goldsmith, and Gartner -- for example. I have uploaded the start (obverse) of this letter separately. View the post with its 2 responses
15489 Translation - Russian

6/2/2010 4:59 PM I think this is a death record for Hersz From. Would appreciate if someone would translate some of the particulars - the deceased's age, parents names and/or survivors. Thanks for your help! View the post with its 1 response
15463 Translation - Yiddish

6/2/2010 4:56 PM translate View the post with its 5 responses
15427 Translation - German

6/2/2010 4:55 PM Interested in the information specifically for Chava (there is an x on that area). This is page 1 of 2 page document. Second page to follow. Thank you! Please feel free to email me at teamungar@yahoo.com. - Stuart View the post with its 2 responses
15428 Translation - German

6/2/2010 4:55 PM Interested in the information specifically for Chava (there is an x on that area). This is page 2 of 2 page document. Thank you! Please feel free to email me at teamungar@yahoo.com. - Stuart View the post with its 2 responses
15429 Translation - German

6/2/2010 4:55 PM Interested in the information specifically for Lea (there is an x on that area). This is page 1 of 2 page document. Second page to follow. Thank you! Please feel free to email me at teamungar@yahoo.com. - Stuart View the post with its 1 response
15430 Translation - German

6/2/2010 4:55 PM Interested in the information specifically for Lea (there is an x on that area). This is page 2 of 2 page document. Thank you! Please feel free to email me at teamungar@yahoo.com. - Stuart View the post with its 1 response
15533 Translation - Polish

5/30/2010 4:59 PM Please translate as much as possible. Thank you. View the post with its 2 responses
15535 Translation - Russian

5/30/2010 4:59 PM Please translate as much as possible. Thank you. View the post with its 1 response
15531 Translation - Russian

5/30/2010 4:58 PM Please translate as much as possible. Thank you. View the post with its 2 responses
15532 Translation - Polish

5/30/2010 4:58 PM Please translate as much as possible. Thank you. View the post with its 2 responses
15524 Translation - German

5/30/2010 4:57 PM I need a transcription help, even more than a Translation. The letter is from my grandfather, but his handwritting is really hard to read. he's writing in German but it's partly Sutterling writting, and really hard to read. For the part i understand, he describes the reasons and the way he and his wife (My grandmother) fled from Germany for Dijon in Burgondy, France. As my Grandfather didn't spoke easily of his past, this letter is one a the only document of his hand speaking about his life, and it would be really helpfull and precious for me to get a proper transcription of this letter. View the post with its 1 response
15525 Do you recognize?

5/30/2010 4:57 PM Can anyone tell me in what town these two wooden synagogues are located? Tomek Wisniewski says they are near Grodno, which used to be in Poland but is now in Belarus. One of the synagogues is/was used as a hospital.
Please contact me personally if you know.
Thank you.
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15526 Translation - German

5/30/2010 4:57 PM Per son Sigmund Brauer (great-grand uncle) born in 1859, he was born in Berlin in that year. This is the Brauer 'snippet' for that year in Berlin, but I can't read the old-fashioned German script. His father Adolph was born in 1828 and should be in there as well as perhaps 'grandpa' Mathias. The directory doesn't list assistants or servants, and since I have no idea what they were over there, they could have fallen into that category and not be listed, or of course might not have actually been in Berlin. I didn't see anything specifically that said only Christians were in the directory. I have no idea if they were 'always' in Berlin, but if Sigmund's info on his passport application is correct, at least they should have been there then. Am hoping someone can spot 'Aldoph' or 'Mathias' in there. View the post with its 2 responses
15527 Translation - German

5/30/2010 4:57 PM I need a transcription help, even more than a Translation, from the Sutterlin writing in German ! The letter is from my Great grandmother Elfriede SPIELMANN born MARCHAND. It's the speech she wrote for her 70th birthday, the 30 of august 1945. I'm not able to read a single word of Sutterlin, so...
It's one of the rare letter she left, and i'm almost sure that if my grandmother kept the speech, it's because it was a moving speech for her. i'll be very happy to read it. My Great-Grandparents were living in Lyon, France, after they fled Germany in 1933. They succeeded to survive to the war, and the french occupation, but they lost a lot of relatives, including siblings, childrens, cousins, nieces, nephews, and also a lot of friends. I'm also sure that they weren't having news from all the survivor at the end of august 1945. As i'm trying to redraw this very large genealogical tree, it would be very helpfull to know what they could say about that at the end of the war.
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15528 Translation - German

5/30/2010 4:57 PM I need a transcription help, even more than a Translation, from the Sutterlin writing in German ! The letter is from my Great grandmother Elfriede SPIELMANN born MARCHAND. It's the speech she wrote for her 70th birthday, the 30 of august 1945. I'm not able to read a single word of Sutterlin, so...
It's one of the rare letter she left, and i'm almost sure that if my grandmother kept the speech, it's because it was a moving speech for her. i'll be very happy to read it. My Great-Grandparents were living in Lyon, France, after they fled Germany in 1933. They succeeded to survive to the war, and the french occupation, but they lost a lot of relatives, including siblings, childrens, cousins, nieces, nephews, and also a lot of friends. I'm also sure that they weren't having news from all the survivor at the end of august 1945. As i'm trying to redraw this very large genealogical tree, it would be very helpfull to know what they could say about that at the end of the war.
View the post with its 1 response
15530 Photo Identification

5/30/2010 4:57 PM This memorial lists the Holocaust Martyrs of the town of Gyula (Bekes megye), Hungary. Can someone confirm the location of this memorial? Is the memorial actually in Gyula or is it located in another town/city? Also, what is the location of the memorial within the town? It looks like it is in or near by a cemetery. If possible, I would like to know which cemetery (or if not a cemetery, where?). View the post with its 1 response
15520 Tombstone

5/30/2010 4:56 PM This photo is from section 1 of the Zhytomyr cemetery. A translation of what appears to be a poem on the upper part of the stone would be wonderful, but only to satisfy my own curiosity. I am really interested in the use of HaChatan on the lower part of the stone before the deceased's name - and would like comments on this, please View the post with its 4 responses
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