Help needed with Translation of sentence from Yiddish #belarus #translation


lesleyedwards@...
 

My Great Grandfather,  who lived in Motol in Belarus at the end of the 19th century, unusually, had red hair and a huge beard.  Family tradition has it that he was known locally as "Velvel der Gelbe", but der Gelbe translates as "Yellow" not red.  Can anyone solve this apparent contradiction or is it just one of those Bubba Meisers that exist in most families?

Lesley Edwards
Cheshire, England

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