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Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Hebrew
Approval Date: 5/6/2020 3:29 PM
Family Surname:
Country: Lithuania
Town: Merkine
Date of Image: 1934
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Request translation, Hebrew handwritten script. Back of a photo card of a woman dated 1934.

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5/7/2020 1:16 AM Keine,
remember the days days of
our Hachshara [ Hebrew word for agricultural training meaning "training"] K8 [abbreviation I do not recognize]
Habokesh Othon [Othon seems to be a name as for example in "Rio Othon Palace"]
Be strong and courageous
Your sister Bluma

[I am guessing 4 Jan 1934]
[ They sound to me to have been members of the Zionist Hashomer-Htzair movement who always used "chazak ve'e'matz" as a greeting]

David Lewin
London
5/7/2020 4:23 AM After the word "hachshara" there is a two letter acronym. (The previous response shows this as K8).
The first letter is kuf, the second is not clear, maybe ayin maybe samech. kuf-ayin might stand for "kvutzat avoda," work group or unit. It might also refer to a kibbutz whose name starts with the second letter.
5/7/2020 4:23 AM After the word "hachshara" there is a two letter acronym. (The previous response shows this as K8).
The first letter is kuf, the second is not clear, maybe ayin maybe samech. kuf-ayin might stand for "kvutzat avoda," work group or unit. It might also refer to a kibbutz whose name starts with the second letter.
5/7/2020 4:29 AM In my opinion is this what is written on the paper:

Konne, (or Konna)
Remember the days of our Hachshra (Training) K”A ( ק״ע = קבוצת עבודה is meaning a Work Group)
Hkowesh ( הכובש meaning Conquer ) Auton. (can be Aoton,Otton ,Aotin or Autyn)

Be strong and courageous
Your sister Bluma 4-1-1934

The term Conquer was used by groups that go to build new settlement in Ertz Israel.

In the years between the war’s was in Wilna,Lithuania a Jewish work group with the name “ קבוצת הכובש״ =Conquer Group’
founded in 1925 and from this work group was founded the Kibbuz in Israel with the name רמת הכובש =Ramat HaKowesh
Perhaps was this group the place where the tow sisters where.

Auton or Otton is perhaps a place name , I find a city in Lithuania with the name Utena and if you write it in Hebrew you can get name אוטנה.
In Yiddish was the name Utyan אוטיאן

The name Konne,Konna קונה is derived from the name חנה Channa ,Hanna according Alexander Beider in his book “Dictionary of Ashkenazi given names.

best regards

Ury Link
Amsterdam
Holland
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