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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
14385 Translation - Yiddish

1/20/2010 Translation of letter: family members, tidbits of information.
What news and concerns from the writer.
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14386 Translation - Yiddish

1/20/2010 This is continuation of a two-page letter. Request a full translation. View the post, there are no responses
14390 Translation - Hebrew

1/20/2010 Need help translation from 1940 journal, speaking about the view from the deck of a ship. The atmosphere was charged... Thanks View the post, there are no responses
14391 Translation - Hebrew

1/20/2010 Need help translation from 1940 journal. Seems to be speaking about a visit to a botanical garden and zoo. Thanks View the post with its 2 responses
14392 Translation - Hebrew

1/20/2010 Need help translation from 1940 journal. Discussing the homes in Cape Town, Dutch style houses... Thanks View the post with its 1 response
14393 Translation - Yiddish

1/20/2010 Continuation of letter - second page.
Translation for info on writer's concerns, news, addresses, etc.
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14394 Translation - Polish

1/20/2010 This is the back side of a picture showing my great grandfather painting (he was a painter).
on the front site there is also a sign on the street says:
krolestwo polskie
szkola
ludowa
pospolita

i will apriciate it very much if someone can translate the polish

Thanks!
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14259 Tombstone

1/20/2010 Translation of Hebrew. View the post with its 1 response
14260 Tombstone

1/20/2010 Translation of Hebrew. View the post with its 1 response
14262 Tombstone

1/20/2010 Translation of Hebrew. View the post with its 1 response
14292 Tombstone

1/20/2010 Translation of Hebrew. View the post with its 1 response
6126 Translation - German

1/20/2010 Postcard from Aba Brandes in Choroskow to his son Leon in Paris View the post with its 1 response
6676 Translation - German

1/17/2010 Help translation needed. Note: one line is to be read by turning the card View the post with its 5 responses
14366 Translation - Hebrew

1/17/2010 This is a listing from Ohalei Shem about a rabbi. I would like to know what it says about his life. View the post with its 9 responses
14373 Sharing Document

1/17/2010 Etymology of the family of Weiss names according to Israel's Diaspora Museum (note: Reference to Encyclopaedia Judaica might be an advertisement rather than the source of this information) View the post with its 1 response
14374 Do you recognize?

1/17/2010 Do you know these people? Pic found amongst Grandfather's things, he was Polish Immigrant but had family branch off into Russia.

Back of picture dated 1976, lists girl as Svetlana and boy as Slavic/Steve. See other pictures I uploaded of these two, also.

Any help in learning more about them would be appreciated!
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14375 Do you recognize?

1/17/2010 Do you know this girl? Pic found amongst Grandfather's things, he was Polish Immigrant but had family branch off into Russia.

Back of picture is unmarked, but compared to other pictures this appears to be dated 1976, of a girl named Svetlana. See other pictures I've uploaded of here and a possible brother, also.

Any help in learning more about them would be appreciated!
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14376 Do you recognize?

1/17/2010 Do you know this girl? Pic found amongst Grandfather's things, he was Polish Immigrant but had family branch off into Russia.

Back of picture is unmarked, but matches another one dated 1978, lists girl as Svetlana at age eight. See other pictures I uploaded of her and a possible brother, also.

Any help in learning more about them would be appreciated!
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14377 Do you recognize?

1/17/2010 Do you know this Girl? Pic found amongst Grandfather's things, he was Polish Immigrant but had family branch off into Russia.

Back of picture dated 1978, lists girl as 'Svetlana Ler.' Mentions she is 8 years old and in 1st class (grade?). The book is Russian, title is 'New History'. See other pictures I uploaded of her and a possible brother.

Any help in learning more about them would be appreciated!
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14378 Do you recognize?

1/17/2010 Do you know these people? Pic found amongst Grandfather's things, he was Polish Immigrant but had family branch off into Russia.

Back of pictures are dated 1983, lists girl as Svetlana (age 13) and boy as Slavic/Steve (age 9). See other pictures I uploaded of these two, also.

Any help in learning more about them would be appreciated!
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