Re: YB translation questions #yizkorbooks

Renee Miller

"keseyder" as per Harkavy's dictionary, "is
constantly, continually"

"keseyderdik" is "constant, steady, unfailing,
continuous or consecutive"
I hope this will answer your first question.


--- Roni Liebowitz <roni19@...> wrote:

While editing the translation of a chapter in the
Belchatow Yizkor Book, we
are stuck on how to interpret the following. The
Yiddish words are
transliterated below:

1)The first question relates to the correct
translation of the Yiddish word
"khsdr" [khaf-samech-daled-resh] and its adjectival
form, "khsdrdike." There
are several instances of it in this Yizkor Book

a) "That succeeded completely with the khsdrdike
strikes ..."

a) "Because of the khsdr growing reprisals and
arrests of leftist activists,
in Belchatow, just like in the entire land, the Red
Relief Campaign
[hilfs-aktsiye] was organized."

c) "We also suffered >from the khsdrdike arrests
among our leaders ..." ;
and," However, our work was made very difficult by
the khsdrke arrests of
our best activists ..."

2) The second question is the translation of the two
words, "geirshnt"
and "gezerd" [gimel-ayin-zayin-ayin-resh-daled] in
the following sentence:

"Actually, the society geirshnt the closed "gezerd"
and popularized the idea
of the Jewish Autonomous Region in Birobidzhan [in
the far east of the
Soviet Union]."

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Roni Seibel Liebowitz
Scarsdale, NY

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Renee Miller
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