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Submitted by Sheldon Scot Gitis

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Category: Translation - Yiddish
Approval Date: 11/1/2015 5:03 PM
Family Surname: Gitses, Gitis
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My grandfather, born Yidl Gitses in 1898 in Bessarabia, later known as Adolph Gitis in the United States, wrote something on about 60 large note cards shortly before his death in 1971. At the time he wrote this, my grandfather's body and mind were not in the best of shape, so there's no telling what it says.

I think the writing is in Yiddish; maybe Hebrew. This is page 1 of the 60-something page document. Any help with the translation would be appreciated. Thank you.

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11/2/2015 7:20 AM I beg to differ.
I have read ALL the cards you uploaded to Viewmate and your grandfather's mind is in VERY good shape.
He tells very clearly what he remembers of the October 1917 Russian revolution, mentions Kerenski, Petliura, Lenin, Trotsky, describes the behavior of the Russian army, the landords, etc, etc.
He says he was born in the small shtetl of Unghen in Bessarabia, Russia, on November 15, 1898.
In the cards you uploaded he doesn't give any other details about himself or his family.

Hope this has helped you.

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