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Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Hebrew
Approval Date: 1/2/2013 4:20 PM
Family Surname: Levinsky (??) or Volinksy
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I am trying to find out who this man is and anything about him. Please provide an exact translation of the text which was on the back of the postcard with the man on the front.

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1/3/2013 12:27 AM Dear sister Klara(?).
This picture is of son of our Alte. I have already sent you (a picture) of the oldest. He is 17 years old and he is still a student. He will become an engineer in several years. His name is Misha. Alte has another son ad a daughter
January 21, 1934 (the last word in Russian is 'year')
1/3/2013 6:55 AM I think it says that this is a picture of their older son. Not that the name of the person is Alte.
In Yiddish, "alterer" means older, while "alte" means old or can be the name of a person.
1/4/2013 12:40 AM "Alte" can also be a woman's name, and in this case, that is what it is.

The text says "This is a picture of our Alte's son, the older one."
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The text continues:
"I have already written you that he is 17 years old and (that) he is studying " etc.

[Transcription]
"Di karte iz fin unzer Altes zin (,) dem eltern (.) Ikh hob dir shen geshribin az ir iz 17 yor in er lerint"

[Comment]
A reasonable hypothesis is that this text is written by one of Alte's parents, i.e. Misha's grandparent.
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