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Submitted by Cindy Gallard

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Other
Approval Date: 4/3/2019 3:59 PM
Family Surname: Rothblatt
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What language is this and can you please translate it for me?

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4/3/2019 6:57 PM My translation app thinks it is Hungarian.
4/3/2019 8:39 PM Yes, Hungarian, from automatic text recognition software that made some mistakes. I am sure a person fluent in Hungarian will have no trouble with this.
4/3/2019 9:05 PM Hello Cindy,

Yes, the language is Hungarian. It is a little bit of a challenge, as some letters are missing and in other places letters, numerals and symbols are added.

So here is a basic approximation and translation of the note:

"With respectful greetings. I am looking for my father's information. I request if Leo Achner knows something...??? me find it. He is of Polish Ashkenazi origin...??..he lived in Bucarest for a long time, and he died in Vienna in the neighborhood of around 1970.
With thanks, Sandor (???).

Although I do not have the ability right now to add the proper vowel markings, I will point out some of the spelling corrections....

ap m = apam = father

Leo Achner 3s = (?????)

csal dj r(cents)l = csaladjarol = of his family

seg!tsen megtal lni = segitsen metalalni = help find

sz rmaz s = szarmazas = origin/background/heredity

sok ig = sokaig = for a long time

3 = (I don't know if this belongs here or not.)

S ndor = Sandor ? = a Hungarian given name (I don't know the meaning of the question mark at the end.)

If anyone else has anything to add, that would be great. I have also assumed that the request is being made for information from Leo Achner rather than about him.


4/3/2019 9:33 PM This looks like someone played a game of Telephone using either OCR software or character encodings.

Tisztelettel üdvözlöm. Keresem az apám adatait. Kérem, ha tud valamit Leo Achner és családjáról segitsen metalálni. Lengyel askenszi származás, sokáig élt Bucurestiben, Wienben hunyt el kb. 1970 környékén. Köszönettel: Sándor.

Respectful greetings. I am looking for my father's data. Please, if you know anything about Leo Achner and family, help find it. Polish Ashkenazi origin, lived for a long time in Bucuresti, passed away in Wien around about 1970. With thanks, Sándor.

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