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JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship Heritage Tour #austria-czech

bounce-3698003-772950@...
 

JewishGen.org is proud to announce its JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship.

This immersive program, created in partnership with The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., will provide an experiential opportunity for younger
audiences to appreciate the application and impact JewishGen, and
Jewish genealogy can have in everyday life.

Specifically, it will focus on the role of Jewish cemeteries today in
preserving the memory and legacy of former Jewish communities. Our six
highly qualified Fellows will learn about symbols on tombstones, the
state of Jewish cemeteries in Poland after Holocaust, efforts to
preserve them, and what lessons can be gleaned to inform our own life
choices today.

Throughout the 10-day experience, >from June 12-June 20, Fellows will
have an opportunity to visit many Jewish heritage sites including
Warsaw and Lublin, spend an inspirational Shabbat in Krakow, and visit
Auschwitz/Birkenau. The group will then spend time in Krzepice,
Poland, where they will participate in the clean-up and preservation
of the Jewish cemetery in partnership with the local high school.
(Krzepice is about 25 kilometers west of Czestochowa.)

The trip will be led by highly experienced staff (including Avraham
Groll, Dan Oren, and Steven D. Reece), and participants will have an
opportunity to learn >from rabbis, scholars, dignitaries, and community
leaders, who will offer first-hand insights regarding the imperative
(and challenges) of cleaning-up cemeteries in accordance with Jewish
law. They will address how local Polish communities view Jewish
cemeteries in their towns, the need to preserve Jewish memory, and
more.

Upon returning home, each Fellow will write an essay reflecting on his
or her experience. These essays will be made available on the
JewishGen website.

Please be sure to follow our JewishGen Fellows, and check our Facebook
page often for profiles of the Fellows, ongoing updates, photos,
live-streams, and more!

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship Heritage Tour #austria-czech

bounce-3698003-772950@...
 

JewishGen.org is proud to announce its JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship.

This immersive program, created in partnership with The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., will provide an experiential opportunity for younger
audiences to appreciate the application and impact JewishGen, and
Jewish genealogy can have in everyday life.

Specifically, it will focus on the role of Jewish cemeteries today in
preserving the memory and legacy of former Jewish communities. Our six
highly qualified Fellows will learn about symbols on tombstones, the
state of Jewish cemeteries in Poland after Holocaust, efforts to
preserve them, and what lessons can be gleaned to inform our own life
choices today.

Throughout the 10-day experience, >from June 12-June 20, Fellows will
have an opportunity to visit many Jewish heritage sites including
Warsaw and Lublin, spend an inspirational Shabbat in Krakow, and visit
Auschwitz/Birkenau. The group will then spend time in Krzepice,
Poland, where they will participate in the clean-up and preservation
of the Jewish cemetery in partnership with the local high school.
(Krzepice is about 25 kilometers west of Czestochowa.)

The trip will be led by highly experienced staff (including Avraham
Groll, Dan Oren, and Steven D. Reece), and participants will have an
opportunity to learn >from rabbis, scholars, dignitaries, and community
leaders, who will offer first-hand insights regarding the imperative
(and challenges) of cleaning-up cemeteries in accordance with Jewish
law. They will address how local Polish communities view Jewish
cemeteries in their towns, the need to preserve Jewish memory, and
more.

Upon returning home, each Fellow will write an essay reflecting on his
or her experience. These essays will be made available on the
JewishGen website.

Please be sure to follow our JewishGen Fellows, and check our Facebook
page often for profiles of the Fellows, ongoing updates, photos,
live-streams, and more!

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


The June Issue of the Galitzianer #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is delighted to announce the release of the June 2019
issue of our quarterly research journal, the "Galitzianer." This issue
draws readers in, bringing the world of former Jewish Galicia to life in
vibrant and poignant ways.

In this issue, we learn about the Jewish woman who became the first
female physician in Czortkow. We meet the American-born countess
suspected of poisoning her formerly Jewish husband >from Kolomyja. We
relive the experience of Hasidim gathered around the table of their
beloved rebbe in Tarnow. We stroll the main street of Horodenka, with
its Jewish-owned shops, in an interview with a woman raised there
during the interwar period. And, we witness the deteriorating conditions
and harrowing existence suffered by a Jewish physician in the Lwow
Ghetto.

The June issue consists of the following articles:
- "Research Corner: University Records Revisited" by Andrew Zalewski
- "Map Corner: Lwow University on the Move" by Jay Osborn
- "A Secret in the Family: The Story behind the Headlines" by Christina Craig
- "Jewish Life in Tarnow before the Shoah" by Felicia Lederberger-Graber
- "Interview with Tosia Szechter Schneider: Witness to a World That Is No More"
- "Surviving in Lwow: A Jewish Physician's Experience" by Arthur J. Wolak

The "Galitzianer" is a membership benefit of Gesher Galicia, though
anyone is invited to submit articles on Galicia-related topics. For more
details on our submissions policy, please visit
https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/#submissions
or contact me at submissions@geshergalicia.org.

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer

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all inquiries about the journal to submissions@geshergalicia.org.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia The June Issue of the Galitzianer #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is delighted to announce the release of the June 2019
issue of our quarterly research journal, the "Galitzianer." This issue
draws readers in, bringing the world of former Jewish Galicia to life in
vibrant and poignant ways.

In this issue, we learn about the Jewish woman who became the first
female physician in Czortkow. We meet the American-born countess
suspected of poisoning her formerly Jewish husband >from Kolomyja. We
relive the experience of Hasidim gathered around the table of their
beloved rebbe in Tarnow. We stroll the main street of Horodenka, with
its Jewish-owned shops, in an interview with a woman raised there
during the interwar period. And, we witness the deteriorating conditions
and harrowing existence suffered by a Jewish physician in the Lwow
Ghetto.

The June issue consists of the following articles:
- "Research Corner: University Records Revisited" by Andrew Zalewski
- "Map Corner: Lwow University on the Move" by Jay Osborn
- "A Secret in the Family: The Story behind the Headlines" by Christina Craig
- "Jewish Life in Tarnow before the Shoah" by Felicia Lederberger-Graber
- "Interview with Tosia Szechter Schneider: Witness to a World That Is No More"
- "Surviving in Lwow: A Jewish Physician's Experience" by Arthur J. Wolak

The "Galitzianer" is a membership benefit of Gesher Galicia, though
anyone is invited to submit articles on Galicia-related topics. For more
details on our submissions policy, please visit
https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/#submissions
or contact me at submissions@geshergalicia.org.

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer

---
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
Send all inquiries about Gesher Galicia to info@geshergalicia.org and
all inquiries about the journal to submissions@geshergalicia.org.


JewishGen Future Scholars Fellows - Days 3 & 4 Recap #lodz #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

Report >from Poland:

It has been an exhausting but meaningful two days!

On Friday morning, the JewishGen Fellows got up early, and after a
delicious breakfast at Hotel Ilan w Lublinie (housed in the Chachmei
Lublin Yeshiva), traveled to the Gazeta Krakowska (Krakowska Gate),
walked through the Old City of Lublin, and then had a guided tour of
the Brama Grodzka (Grodzka Gate) Living Museum with Teresa Klimowicz.

from there, it was on to Tarnow. After stopping for lunch at the
fabulous The Nosh - A Kosher Cafe & Mina's Art Gift Gallery (the first
Kosher restaurant in Tarnow in 77 years), and hearing >from Gerald
Vineberg (the proprietor) about the history of Jewish Tarnow, the
Fellows visited the Old Synagogue which had been destroyed in 1939
(only the Bima - Bima Synagogi Starej - remains), and the Old Jewish
Cemetery, where they had an opportunity to hear >from Adam Bartosz (who
headed the Committee for the Protection of Monuments of Jewish Culture
in Tarnow), and his daughter Magda Mihal Bartosz.

The Fellows then traveled to Krakow, Poland, where they would spend
Shabbat in the Kazimierz Jewish district. Following optional Friday
night services at the Izaak Synagogue, everyone enjoyed a Shabbat
dinner by the JCC Krakow with a Holocaust survivor, local residents,
and other visiting groups.

On Shabbat morning, some of the participants chose to attend services
again at the Izaak Synagogue, while others attended the Remuh
Synagogue (which reopened to the public just a few years ago, after
major restoration efforts). A wonderful lunch was enjoyed at the
Kosher Shop Delight Restaurant.

Immediately after lunch, the Fellows once again visited the JCC, where
they had an opportunity to hear >from Jonathan Ornstein, Executive
Director of the JCC Krakow. He discussed how the JCC got started, the
status of the current community, and the inspirational work he is
doing on behalf of the Krakow and Polish Jewish communities in
general.

In the afternoon, the Fellows discovered some of the history of the
Kazimierz and Old Krakow, with a 2.5 hour walking tour. (It was very
hot!)

Following some free time to explore, the Fellows were joined by Steven
D. Reece, Przemek Panasiuk, and Rachael Romero, >from The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., for Sedua Shlishit/Dinner. In the evening, Steven D.
Reece, Avraham Groll, and Dan Oren conducted a session which focused
on the individual Fellows - why they applied for the Fellowship, what
their expectations were, and what JewishGen and The Matzevah
Foundation are hoping to accomplish with this program.

After Havdala, the Fellows enjoyed some refreshing ice cream at the
Kosher Ice Cream shop in Krakow.

It was a meaningful and inspirational Shabbat, and gives us the
strength to head into the week. Tomorrow, the Fellows will visit the
Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, with a tour led by Pawel
Sawicki, followed by a visit to the Auschwitz Jewish Center, where
they will have a tour of the Oswiecim Synagogue and AJC Museum.

They will then make their way to Krzepice, and have an evening session
with Steven Reece about the importance of cemetery work that the
Fellows will be engaged in this week.

To view the photos associated with this post, see and "like" the
JewishGen Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland JewishGen Future Scholars Fellows - Days 3 & 4 Recap #lodz #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

Report >from Poland:

It has been an exhausting but meaningful two days!

On Friday morning, the JewishGen Fellows got up early, and after a
delicious breakfast at Hotel Ilan w Lublinie (housed in the Chachmei
Lublin Yeshiva), traveled to the Gazeta Krakowska (Krakowska Gate),
walked through the Old City of Lublin, and then had a guided tour of
the Brama Grodzka (Grodzka Gate) Living Museum with Teresa Klimowicz.

from there, it was on to Tarnow. After stopping for lunch at the
fabulous The Nosh - A Kosher Cafe & Mina's Art Gift Gallery (the first
Kosher restaurant in Tarnow in 77 years), and hearing >from Gerald
Vineberg (the proprietor) about the history of Jewish Tarnow, the
Fellows visited the Old Synagogue which had been destroyed in 1939
(only the Bima - Bima Synagogi Starej - remains), and the Old Jewish
Cemetery, where they had an opportunity to hear >from Adam Bartosz (who
headed the Committee for the Protection of Monuments of Jewish Culture
in Tarnow), and his daughter Magda Mihal Bartosz.

The Fellows then traveled to Krakow, Poland, where they would spend
Shabbat in the Kazimierz Jewish district. Following optional Friday
night services at the Izaak Synagogue, everyone enjoyed a Shabbat
dinner by the JCC Krakow with a Holocaust survivor, local residents,
and other visiting groups.

On Shabbat morning, some of the participants chose to attend services
again at the Izaak Synagogue, while others attended the Remuh
Synagogue (which reopened to the public just a few years ago, after
major restoration efforts). A wonderful lunch was enjoyed at the
Kosher Shop Delight Restaurant.

Immediately after lunch, the Fellows once again visited the JCC, where
they had an opportunity to hear >from Jonathan Ornstein, Executive
Director of the JCC Krakow. He discussed how the JCC got started, the
status of the current community, and the inspirational work he is
doing on behalf of the Krakow and Polish Jewish communities in
general.

In the afternoon, the Fellows discovered some of the history of the
Kazimierz and Old Krakow, with a 2.5 hour walking tour. (It was very
hot!)

Following some free time to explore, the Fellows were joined by Steven
D. Reece, Przemek Panasiuk, and Rachael Romero, >from The Matzevah
Foundation, Inc., for Sedua Shlishit/Dinner. In the evening, Steven D.
Reece, Avraham Groll, and Dan Oren conducted a session which focused
on the individual Fellows - why they applied for the Fellowship, what
their expectations were, and what JewishGen and The Matzevah
Foundation are hoping to accomplish with this program.

After Havdala, the Fellows enjoyed some refreshing ice cream at the
Kosher Ice Cream shop in Krakow.

It was a meaningful and inspirational Shabbat, and gives us the
strength to head into the week. Tomorrow, the Fellows will visit the
Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, with a tour led by Pawel
Sawicki, followed by a visit to the Auschwitz Jewish Center, where
they will have a tour of the Oswiecim Synagogue and AJC Museum.

They will then make their way to Krzepice, and have an evening session
with Steven Reece about the importance of cemetery work that the
Fellows will be engaged in this week.

To view the photos associated with this post, see and "like" the
JewishGen Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


KehilaLinks page for Klimontow Poland #poland

John <johnebos@...>
 

Hello,

I would like to draw your attention to a new KehilaLinks page for the
town of Klimontow, Poland. Prior to the war, Jews comprised three-quarters
of the population of this mid-size shtetl in southeastern Poland, with
a history going back over 300 years. Life for the Jews was typical of the
Polish shtetl experience. Jews plied the usual trades as merchants,
traders and craftsmen, living an insular existence centered around
religion and family, while maintaining a correct relationship with their
Polish neighbors who relied upon them for many of their goods and services.

While some Klimontover societies were active among immigrants and survivors
who made it to the States, no yizkor book was ever produced to perpetuate
and memorialize their community's history. This page is a poor and belated
effort at doing just that, with the hope that whatever fragments are still
salvageable may find their way to the site for the sake of posterity.

You can access the site at
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/klimontow/index.html.
We encourage anyone with a recollection, be it in words or in image,
to share it with the site's webmaster by clicking on "Email comments
and suggestions" link found on the website.

Thanks,
John Epstein
Jupiter FL USA
Searching ALTWERGER, GROSHAUS >from Klimontow, Poland


JRI Poland #Poland KehilaLinks page for Klimontow Poland #poland

John <johnebos@...>
 

Hello,

I would like to draw your attention to a new KehilaLinks page for the
town of Klimontow, Poland. Prior to the war, Jews comprised three-quarters
of the population of this mid-size shtetl in southeastern Poland, with
a history going back over 300 years. Life for the Jews was typical of the
Polish shtetl experience. Jews plied the usual trades as merchants,
traders and craftsmen, living an insular existence centered around
religion and family, while maintaining a correct relationship with their
Polish neighbors who relied upon them for many of their goods and services.

While some Klimontover societies were active among immigrants and survivors
who made it to the States, no yizkor book was ever produced to perpetuate
and memorialize their community's history. This page is a poor and belated
effort at doing just that, with the hope that whatever fragments are still
salvageable may find their way to the site for the sake of posterity.

You can access the site at
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/klimontow/index.html.
We encourage anyone with a recollection, be it in words or in image,
to share it with the site's webmaster by clicking on "Email comments
and suggestions" link found on the website.

Thanks,
John Epstein
Jupiter FL USA
Searching ALTWERGER, GROSHAUS >from Klimontow, Poland


ViewMate Translation Request - Marriage Record in Russian #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on
ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73714

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Walter S. Elias
St. Louis Park, Minnesota USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation Request - Marriage Record in Russian #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on
ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73714

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Walter S. Elias
St. Louis Park, Minnesota USA


LitvakSIG Membership notice #lithuania

Garri Regev
 

New members may still join and vote in the upcoming LitvakSIG election.
The Treasurer must receive your dues payment by Saturday July 27, 2019
at 11:59 PM Eastern Time in order for you to vote by electronic (email)
ballot.

Please don't wait until the last moment to pay your dues if you would
like to vote in this year's election.

E-ballot voting will take place by e-mail 17-29 July.

LitvakSIG members who do not vote before the meeting will be able to
vote in person at the IAJGS Conference in Cleveland, OH at the
beginning of the LitvakSIG Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.

If you would like to join LitvakSIG in order to participate in this
election and to support the ongoing work of LitvakSIG, annual dues are
US $50.00 and they may be paid online by going to:
http://www.litvaksig.org/contribute. Dues may also be mailed to
LitvakSIG, Inc., c/o Eden Joachim, Treasurer, 41 Country Club Lane,
Pomona, NY 10970 USA. Checks must be drawn in US dollars and made
payable to LitvakSIG, Inc.

If you are attending the IAJGS Conference in Cleveland you can also
elect to pay in person before the meeting begins, and vote in person
at the beginning of the Annual Meeting.

Garri Regev, LitvakSIG Membership Chair
garrir@gmail.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Membership notice #lithuania

Garri Regev
 

New members may still join and vote in the upcoming LitvakSIG election.
The Treasurer must receive your dues payment by Saturday July 27, 2019
at 11:59 PM Eastern Time in order for you to vote by electronic (email)
ballot.

Please don't wait until the last moment to pay your dues if you would
like to vote in this year's election.

E-ballot voting will take place by e-mail 17-29 July.

LitvakSIG members who do not vote before the meeting will be able to
vote in person at the IAJGS Conference in Cleveland, OH at the
beginning of the LitvakSIG Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.

If you would like to join LitvakSIG in order to participate in this
election and to support the ongoing work of LitvakSIG, annual dues are
US $50.00 and they may be paid online by going to:
http://www.litvaksig.org/contribute. Dues may also be mailed to
LitvakSIG, Inc., c/o Eden Joachim, Treasurer, 41 Country Club Lane,
Pomona, NY 10970 USA. Checks must be drawn in US dollars and made
payable to LitvakSIG, Inc.

If you are attending the IAJGS Conference in Cleveland you can also
elect to pay in person before the meeting begins, and vote in person
at the beginning of the Annual Meeting.

Garri Regev, LitvakSIG Membership Chair
garrir@gmail.com


ViewMate Translation in Hungarian #hungary

Larry Briggs
 

I've posted a vital record in Hungarian for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73709

The individual I am looking at is on line #14, Hani Gottfried

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Larry Briggs


Hungary SIG #Hungary ViewMate Translation in Hungarian #hungary

Larry Briggs
 

I've posted a vital record in Hungarian for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73709

The individual I am looking at is on line #14, Hani Gottfried

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Larry Briggs


Validator for Budapest Jewish Census Transcription Project #hungary

Eric M. Bloch
 

A small team of volunteer transcribers is currently transcribing various
Budapest Jewish censuses >from 1782 to 1847.We are in need of an
_experienced_ validator who can volunteer to check the accuracy of
transcriptions.The person should be detail oriented, a perfectionist,
and able to devote several hours a week to the project.No Hungarian or
Latin language skills are necessary. Please contact me if interested.

Eric M. Bloch, Coordinator
Other Hungarian Census Records
Milwaukee, WI


Hungary SIG #Hungary Validator for Budapest Jewish Census Transcription Project #hungary

Eric M. Bloch
 

A small team of volunteer transcribers is currently transcribing various
Budapest Jewish censuses >from 1782 to 1847.We are in need of an
_experienced_ validator who can volunteer to check the accuracy of
transcriptions.The person should be detail oriented, a perfectionist,
and able to devote several hours a week to the project.No Hungarian or
Latin language skills are necessary. Please contact me if interested.

Eric M. Bloch, Coordinator
Other Hungarian Census Records
Milwaukee, WI


JGS of Illinois members to share discoveries and research tips on June 23 #general

Martin Fischer
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois' annual meeting on Sunday,
June 23, 2019, at 2 p.m. will feature a "Kvell and Tell" program in
which members share family history discoveries and research tips at
Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

Sign-in, networking, the JGSI help desk and research library will open
at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 312-666-0100 or see
https://jgsi.org/event-3163782 .

This meeting will feature an annual report >from JGSI's president, Debbie
Kroopkin.

Another special component of this meeting will be the reading of a short
family history play called "Boris and the General" by Gail Duberchin
(writer name Gayle Ann Weinstein).

JGSI members Debbie Kroopkin, Bena Shklyanoy, David Sterlin and Martin
Fischer will give "Kvell and Tell" presentations. Mike Karsen will
present a brief preview of the cemetery visit planned for Aug. 11.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
JGS of Illinois


Ekaterinaslav death record #ukraine

bernerfolk
 

Is there a way of getting a death record >from Ekaterinaslav? I'm looking for records related to Chawe Gitel RYBAK (nee KAGAN or similar) who died on or about 20 May, 1920. She was originally >from Bialystok but I believe went to Ekaterinaslav as a WWl refugee so any resources related to that would also be appreciated.

Sherri Venditti
The Berkshires, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Illinois members to share discoveries and research tips on June 23 #general

Martin Fischer
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois' annual meeting on Sunday,
June 23, 2019, at 2 p.m. will feature a "Kvell and Tell" program in
which members share family history discoveries and research tips at
Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

Sign-in, networking, the JGSI help desk and research library will open
at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 312-666-0100 or see
https://jgsi.org/event-3163782 .

This meeting will feature an annual report >from JGSI's president, Debbie
Kroopkin.

Another special component of this meeting will be the reading of a short
family history play called "Boris and the General" by Gail Duberchin
(writer name Gayle Ann Weinstein).

JGSI members Debbie Kroopkin, Bena Shklyanoy, David Sterlin and Martin
Fischer will give "Kvell and Tell" presentations. Mike Karsen will
present a brief preview of the cemetery visit planned for Aug. 11.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
JGS of Illinois


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Ekaterinaslav death record #ukraine

bernerfolk
 

Is there a way of getting a death record >from Ekaterinaslav? I'm looking for records related to Chawe Gitel RYBAK (nee KAGAN or similar) who died on or about 20 May, 1920. She was originally >from Bialystok but I believe went to Ekaterinaslav as a WWl refugee so any resources related to that would also be appreciated.

Sherri Venditti
The Berkshires, USA

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