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Submitted by Clare Godholm

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Yiddish
Approval Date: 2/5/2014 4:04 PM
Family Surname: Ekman
Country: Belarus
Town: possibly Ilya
Date of Image: 1937
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I need a translation of the writing on the back of this Ekman family shabbat picture. My Ekman
family was from Ilya but I don't know where this picture of the family gathering was taken or who wrote it. Any help with exact translation,details or clues would be appreciated

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2/7/2014 8:10 AM I can't get every word but this is the gist of it:

For this SOMETHING photograph I ask you not to get a shock because I did not want to send it but the (MY? OUR?) dear mother inisisted on it. I look there as if I was crying all day and ... A FEW WORDS I CAN'T UNDERSTAND ...

The photographs were (NOTE: DEFINITELY PLURAL) taken at Ravel's (Robel's? Rovel's?) house straight after the chuppah. This is where my sister Feige has her portrait of the bride and Shmul hanging? (NOT SURE OF THE LAST WORD IN THAT SENTENCE). I do not know if you will recognize anyone here but you should be able to find Ravel (Robel? Rovel?)with his acquaintance Yosel Dintschen?. Cousin Dvora is standing next to my husband, and next to me is my mother-in-law? (or sister-in-law?). The rest are friends (male and female) and some of the guests.

Phew! Good luck, Miriam.
2/12/2014 5:21 AM I read the missing words in the first response as follows:

"For this poor photograph I ask you not to get a shock because I did not want to send it but my dear mother insisted on it. I look there as if I was crying all day but the truth is just the opposite".

Hope this has helped you some more.

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