Conservation of fragile documents #general

Jake Jacobs

Help! My cousin just sent me the official record of the Nazis'
taking of property >from all the Jewish families in our ancestral
town, Erdobenye, Hungary. I would like to scan these records and
make them available to all -- and also to get them translated.
However, 2 of the pages are stuck together. The paper is old and
brittle, a newsprint-type paper. How can I unstick them?

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas

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