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Submitted by Alexander Howard Press

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Yiddish
Approval Date: 9/5/2021 2:09 PM
Family Surname: Kaplan
Country: Russia
Town: Vilna
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This appears on the back of a photo of two children labeled "Russian cousins." Is any of it decipherable?

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9/5/2021 10:14 PM Same as VM95158
9/8/2021 4:50 AM Hello,
I am using stevemorse.org, Converting between Hebrew Print and Cursive in One Step to help, but this looks like Yiddish.

First to convert the cursive into print, this is what I see:
line 1: אוך וו_נץע נוי (There are more letters after the last yud, but I can't read them).
line 2: _ _גליר ___וון לעבען (I put underscores in place of illegible letters)
line 3: זונט ווף
line 4: illegible
line 5: not sure of the last line because the tops are cut off

sideways lines:און דכעז__ מאיר און (I'm not sure of the last visible letters)

My first attempt with the translation tool gives me the following:
line 1: I also want to
line 2: (first two words, unknown) life
line 3: unknown because of missing letters
lines 4 and 5: illegible

sideways lines: And Dzez
Meyer and

You may be able to use a Yiddish dictionary to predict the missing letters and then play with an online translate tool, to figure out the message.

I hope this begins to help.

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