Re: Hungarian Jewish Survivors listed in a Hungarian Periodical #hungary
for what it's worth, i had no difficulty finding gabor hirsch in the database. he is listed astoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
"HIRSCH, Ga'bor, year of birth 1929, place of birth Be'kescaba, located Szluck, page 53"
note that the page number is different than that provided by gabor, and the results don't seem to be sorted in the (logical) order by given name, so he is way down on the third page. i am also puzzled that the place of birth is misspelled slightly, with the accent missing >from the second e. that's probably why searching by town fails to find his record, but finds 42 others that are spelled correctly. (or it could be a technical flaw in the database.)
the only trick that i used was to select "name is exactly" rather than using the soundex. as gabor has pointed out, d-m soundex returns some rather strange "matches" that don't seem logical for hungarian orthography (in his example, the equivalence of h, g and k are common in russian, and that of sch and sz are based on polish). the soundex technique intentionally ignores vowels and groups certain consonants as interchangeable, in order to mimic the "drift" of regional pronunciations. a hungarian adaptation might be more helpful. for those who are interested, i vaguely recall seeing some documentation of the internals of d-m soundex on the jewishgen web site.
in this case, searching by town name "starts with" is better than using "is exactly". (the opposite of searching by name.) and also remember that searching by town (e.g. "szluck") will *not* find this record, because "szluck" isn't actually in the town field itself. (searching by "any field" will find it - along with 833 others!)
....... tom klein, toronto
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