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Caplan Documentation Search #unitedkingdom

philapple@...
 

I am working on my wife's genealogy, searching for information regarding
a family named CAPLAN. Her great-great-grandfather was Charles CAPLAN,
born probably in Poland about 1846. His Hebrew name was Betsalel ben
Menachem Mendel ha-kohen. He immigrated to England and settled in
London. He died in London, March 3, 1928, and was buried in the
Edmonton Cemetery (I have a photograph of his burial monument). Because
he does not appear in the 1901 British census, I must assume he
immigrated after 1901. As far as I know he was widower, his wife, Annie
(Chaya Tsirl), having died in Poland before Charles emigrated. He was
the father of six children: Hannah Rosa, Necha, Yenti, Jane, Rachel, and
Marks (later known as Max, who immigrated to America -- my wife's
great-grandfather). On the 1906 marriage record of his son (Princes
Street Synagogue, Spitalfields, London), Charles is shown as Bertram
(resided at 8 Corbets Court, London). On his death record, Charles's
residence is shown as 86 Commercial Street, Whitechapel, London. His
death was registered by his daughter, Jane SLAZENGER, who resided at 190
High Street, Camden Town, London. Is there any more documentation I
can obtain regarding Charles? Are there civil records of any type,
military records, Jewish records? Is there any way I can document his
immigration to England?


Phillip Applebaum
Oak Park, Michigan
USA


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Caplan Documentation Search #unitedkingdom

philapple@...
 

I am working on my wife's genealogy, searching for information regarding
a family named CAPLAN. Her great-great-grandfather was Charles CAPLAN,
born probably in Poland about 1846. His Hebrew name was Betsalel ben
Menachem Mendel ha-kohen. He immigrated to England and settled in
London. He died in London, March 3, 1928, and was buried in the
Edmonton Cemetery (I have a photograph of his burial monument). Because
he does not appear in the 1901 British census, I must assume he
immigrated after 1901. As far as I know he was widower, his wife, Annie
(Chaya Tsirl), having died in Poland before Charles emigrated. He was
the father of six children: Hannah Rosa, Necha, Yenti, Jane, Rachel, and
Marks (later known as Max, who immigrated to America -- my wife's
great-grandfather). On the 1906 marriage record of his son (Princes
Street Synagogue, Spitalfields, London), Charles is shown as Bertram
(resided at 8 Corbets Court, London). On his death record, Charles's
residence is shown as 86 Commercial Street, Whitechapel, London. His
death was registered by his daughter, Jane SLAZENGER, who resided at 190
High Street, Camden Town, London. Is there any more documentation I
can obtain regarding Charles? Are there civil records of any type,
military records, Jewish records? Is there any way I can document his
immigration to England?


Phillip Applebaum
Oak Park, Michigan
USA


Broadway Synagogue - discovered #usa

Phyllis Dahl <phy@...>
 

Thanks to all who responded and shared their knowledge.
The Broadway Synagogue mentioned on my g-grandparents marriage
certificate is actually B'nai Jeshurun (see below). It is interesting
that Synagogues are known by the street on which they reside (even on
official documents e.g. NYC marriage certificate). Another genealogical
challenge - in the case of B'nai Jueshurun, it has moved five times.

I find it puzzling that family were members of B'nai Jeshurun and yet
were buried in Salem Fields which belongs to Temple Emanu-el. Were they
members of both congregations? Was there a burial agreement? Did my
family change congregations? I discovered several weeks ago on my first
visit to Salem Fields that there are near 100 family members buried
there (btw 1868-2001). Without a doubt my next vacation will be planned
around visits to the municipal archives on Chamber Street.

Phyllis Dahl phy@adslhome.dk Copenhagen

------------------------------
Historical Note
Congregation B'nai Jeshurun was founded in New York City in 1825 by a
group of Ashkenazic Jews who broke off >from New York's first synagogue,
the Sephardic Shearith Israel. B'nai Jeshurun was only the second
synagogue to be founded in New York, and the first in the city to use
the Ashkenazic ritual. At the time of its founding it was only the ninth
synagogue to be founded in the United States.
Reflecting the northward growth of New York City and the corresponding
movement of New York's Jewish community, B'nai Jeshurun has occupied
five different sites. The congregation's first building, originally
occupied by the First Colored Presbyterian Church, was located on Elm
Street and was dedicated on June 29th, 1825. In 1850, B'nai Jeshurun
moved to Greene Street between Houston and Bleecker.

from 1850 to 1865, while in the Greene Street building, the
congregation's membership increased >from 150 to 250 families and the
center of Jewish population once again shifted. Accordingly, in 1865
B'nai Jeshurun moved again, this time to Thirty-fourth Street between
Sixth and Seventh Avenues, the site now occupied by Macy's department
store. The B'nai Jeshurun's congregants continued moving north, and in
1885 the congregation relocated to Madison Avenue between Sixty-fourth
and Sixty-fifth Streets. In 1917 B'nai Jeshurun settled at its current
location at West Eighty-eighth Street between Broadway and West End
Avenue. In 1928, the congregation added the B'nai Jeshurun community
center.


Early American SIG #USA Broadway Synagogue - discovered #usa

Phyllis Dahl <phy@...>
 

Thanks to all who responded and shared their knowledge.
The Broadway Synagogue mentioned on my g-grandparents marriage
certificate is actually B'nai Jeshurun (see below). It is interesting
that Synagogues are known by the street on which they reside (even on
official documents e.g. NYC marriage certificate). Another genealogical
challenge - in the case of B'nai Jueshurun, it has moved five times.

I find it puzzling that family were members of B'nai Jeshurun and yet
were buried in Salem Fields which belongs to Temple Emanu-el. Were they
members of both congregations? Was there a burial agreement? Did my
family change congregations? I discovered several weeks ago on my first
visit to Salem Fields that there are near 100 family members buried
there (btw 1868-2001). Without a doubt my next vacation will be planned
around visits to the municipal archives on Chamber Street.

Phyllis Dahl phy@adslhome.dk Copenhagen

------------------------------
Historical Note
Congregation B'nai Jeshurun was founded in New York City in 1825 by a
group of Ashkenazic Jews who broke off >from New York's first synagogue,
the Sephardic Shearith Israel. B'nai Jeshurun was only the second
synagogue to be founded in New York, and the first in the city to use
the Ashkenazic ritual. At the time of its founding it was only the ninth
synagogue to be founded in the United States.
Reflecting the northward growth of New York City and the corresponding
movement of New York's Jewish community, B'nai Jeshurun has occupied
five different sites. The congregation's first building, originally
occupied by the First Colored Presbyterian Church, was located on Elm
Street and was dedicated on June 29th, 1825. In 1850, B'nai Jeshurun
moved to Greene Street between Houston and Bleecker.

from 1850 to 1865, while in the Greene Street building, the
congregation's membership increased >from 150 to 250 families and the
center of Jewish population once again shifted. Accordingly, in 1865
B'nai Jeshurun moved again, this time to Thirty-fourth Street between
Sixth and Seventh Avenues, the site now occupied by Macy's department
store. The B'nai Jeshurun's congregants continued moving north, and in
1885 the congregation relocated to Madison Avenue between Sixty-fourth
and Sixty-fifth Streets. In 1917 B'nai Jeshurun settled at its current
location at West Eighty-eighth Street between Broadway and West End
Avenue. In 1928, the congregation added the B'nai Jeshurun community
center.


Re: PHILLIPS - Great joy... #usa

Phyllis Dahl <phy@...>
 

MODERATOR NOTE: We ask you to type the last names (PHILLIPS) that you
are researching in all capital letters when you write to this Forum.
Only last names. Only names of ancestors or relatives you are searching.
Example: George WASHINGTON - Mt. Vernon, Virginia========>

I have at last connected my New York Phillips family to London and would
greatly appreciate if someone could help me with a census look up for
L.H. Phillips, Nathan Phillips, John Phillips, Esther Phillips on 26
Leman St. (1862-1869)reference >from LJC index 1869 (see below).

PH Phillips aka Henry L Phillips/Philip H Phillips b.abt 1793(my
g-granduncle) immigrated to New York with wife, children, siblings
(Samuel Phillips b.abt 1795, JD Phillips aka Jacob Daniel Levy
b.abt.1806, Priscilla Phillips b.abt 1815, Rachel Phillips,
sister-in-laws, Mathilda Simmonds and Sarah Jacobs, nine nieces and
nephews, and servants in the 1830s. I believe that their father was Levi
HaLevi aka Daniel B. Levy. PH Phillips was the father-in-law of Nathan
Barnert, Mayor of Paterson, NJ and founder of the Barnert Hospital.
Brother JD Phillips was a founder of Mount Sinai Hospital in NY. All
buried in Salem Fields.

My next wish would be that if anyone recognizes these names, I hope that
you will contact me. With kind regards,

Phyllis Dahl Copenhagen Email: phy@adslhome.dk

Researching PHILLIPS, LEVY, COWAN, FISCHEL, FISHEL, MEYER, COHEN,
SOLOMON, KLEEBERG, LEWIS, SELIG, MORRIS, TRAITEL
--------------------------------------------------------
London Jewish Chronicle Index to 1869

PHILLIPS 6-Mar-1868 D On 25th February at 120 West 42nd St.,
New York, P H Phillips, aged 76, father of L H Phillips, 26 Leman St.

PHILLIPS 18-Apr-1862 M On 9th April at the residence of the
bride's brother, 8 Oakley Crescent, City Rd., JOHN PHILLIPS of 26 LEMAN
ST., late of New York, to Priscilla, youngest daughter of Samuel Cohen
of 85 Cow Cross St.
PHILLIPS 9-Jul-1869 D On 7th July aged 35, Esther, wife of L H
Phillips, 26 Leman St.

PHILLIPS 28-Oct-1864 B On 22nd October at 26 Leman St.,
Whitechapel, the wife of L H Phillips of a daughter.

PHILLIPS 7-Sep-1866 B On 31st May at 26 Leman St., the wife of
L H Phillips of a son.


Early American SIG #USA Re: PHILLIPS - Great joy... #usa

Phyllis Dahl <phy@...>
 

MODERATOR NOTE: We ask you to type the last names (PHILLIPS) that you
are researching in all capital letters when you write to this Forum.
Only last names. Only names of ancestors or relatives you are searching.
Example: George WASHINGTON - Mt. Vernon, Virginia========>

I have at last connected my New York Phillips family to London and would
greatly appreciate if someone could help me with a census look up for
L.H. Phillips, Nathan Phillips, John Phillips, Esther Phillips on 26
Leman St. (1862-1869)reference >from LJC index 1869 (see below).

PH Phillips aka Henry L Phillips/Philip H Phillips b.abt 1793(my
g-granduncle) immigrated to New York with wife, children, siblings
(Samuel Phillips b.abt 1795, JD Phillips aka Jacob Daniel Levy
b.abt.1806, Priscilla Phillips b.abt 1815, Rachel Phillips,
sister-in-laws, Mathilda Simmonds and Sarah Jacobs, nine nieces and
nephews, and servants in the 1830s. I believe that their father was Levi
HaLevi aka Daniel B. Levy. PH Phillips was the father-in-law of Nathan
Barnert, Mayor of Paterson, NJ and founder of the Barnert Hospital.
Brother JD Phillips was a founder of Mount Sinai Hospital in NY. All
buried in Salem Fields.

My next wish would be that if anyone recognizes these names, I hope that
you will contact me. With kind regards,

Phyllis Dahl Copenhagen Email: phy@adslhome.dk

Researching PHILLIPS, LEVY, COWAN, FISCHEL, FISHEL, MEYER, COHEN,
SOLOMON, KLEEBERG, LEWIS, SELIG, MORRIS, TRAITEL
--------------------------------------------------------
London Jewish Chronicle Index to 1869

PHILLIPS 6-Mar-1868 D On 25th February at 120 West 42nd St.,
New York, P H Phillips, aged 76, father of L H Phillips, 26 Leman St.

PHILLIPS 18-Apr-1862 M On 9th April at the residence of the
bride's brother, 8 Oakley Crescent, City Rd., JOHN PHILLIPS of 26 LEMAN
ST., late of New York, to Priscilla, youngest daughter of Samuel Cohen
of 85 Cow Cross St.
PHILLIPS 9-Jul-1869 D On 7th July aged 35, Esther, wife of L H
Phillips, 26 Leman St.

PHILLIPS 28-Oct-1864 B On 22nd October at 26 Leman St.,
Whitechapel, the wife of L H Phillips of a daughter.

PHILLIPS 7-Sep-1866 B On 31st May at 26 Leman St., the wife of
L H Phillips of a son.


Thank You H-Sig Members #hungary

mandl <ritamandl@...>
 

For several years I have looked at a picture of a
mother and her three daughters that I new were my
relatives but how and in what way I didn't know. I
new their first names, Erna, Herta and Margit. I new
that Margit was married to Dr. Szecsi, that either
Herta or Erna was married to a Gergely and a Forgacs.
What I didn't know was were they relatives >from my
ggrandparents side or my grandfather's side. Then one
day I read about the book called "Counted Remnants".
So I went to the NY Public Library and to my greatest
surprise they were listed. It was an enormous
revelation. About two weeks ago an H-Sig member
"Margarita" mentioned that she has a cousine in
Budapest who is a terrific researcher. So I asked her
to give me the name of this person. She did. I got
in touch with him and in a matter of days I have found
cousins and although I don't have the full story yet,
probably nieces and nephews as well. Living. I will
be speaking to one of them tomorrow. I am so grateful
to H-Sig members and all the wisdom they had shared
with me and us.

If anyone needs research done in Budapest, please feel
free to ask for the address.

Happy Hanukkah to All

Rita Mandl
Bethel, CT


Slovak translation #hungary

Israel P <isai8v10@...>
 

Following are URLs of two documents which seem to be some sort of ID cards, in
Slovakian. Can anyone give me a hand translating? Thank you.

http://www.pikholz.org/Baum/Sarolta.html

http://www.pikholz.org/Baum/William.html

Israel Pickholtz


Hungary SIG #Hungary Thank You H-Sig Members #hungary

mandl <ritamandl@...>
 

For several years I have looked at a picture of a
mother and her three daughters that I new were my
relatives but how and in what way I didn't know. I
new their first names, Erna, Herta and Margit. I new
that Margit was married to Dr. Szecsi, that either
Herta or Erna was married to a Gergely and a Forgacs.
What I didn't know was were they relatives >from my
ggrandparents side or my grandfather's side. Then one
day I read about the book called "Counted Remnants".
So I went to the NY Public Library and to my greatest
surprise they were listed. It was an enormous
revelation. About two weeks ago an H-Sig member
"Margarita" mentioned that she has a cousine in
Budapest who is a terrific researcher. So I asked her
to give me the name of this person. She did. I got
in touch with him and in a matter of days I have found
cousins and although I don't have the full story yet,
probably nieces and nephews as well. Living. I will
be speaking to one of them tomorrow. I am so grateful
to H-Sig members and all the wisdom they had shared
with me and us.

If anyone needs research done in Budapest, please feel
free to ask for the address.

Happy Hanukkah to All

Rita Mandl
Bethel, CT


Hungary SIG #Hungary Slovak translation #hungary

Israel P <isai8v10@...>
 

Following are URLs of two documents which seem to be some sort of ID cards, in
Slovakian. Can anyone give me a hand translating? Thank you.

http://www.pikholz.org/Baum/Sarolta.html

http://www.pikholz.org/Baum/William.html

Israel Pickholtz


Old Latin #hungary

Marian Brown
 

I have a copy of the 1781/2 Jewish census for Saros County, Slovakia.
It is in "old" Latin. Can anyone suggest a source for translation?

TX very much,

Marian Brown
Cincinnati, OH


Hungarian name Erzsibet vs. Berta? #hungary

Sara Wenger <sara_wenger@...>
 

I found a reference to a Hungarian aunt named
Erzsibet. She is not listed in the LDS records.
However, a Berta is listed >from the same parents.
Could anyone familiar with Hungarian names comment if
a woman born as Berta (1891) may have Hungarianized(?)
her name to Erzsibet later?

Thanks

Sara


Hungary SIG #Hungary Old Latin #hungary

Marian Brown
 

I have a copy of the 1781/2 Jewish census for Saros County, Slovakia.
It is in "old" Latin. Can anyone suggest a source for translation?

TX very much,

Marian Brown
Cincinnati, OH


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hungarian name Erzsibet vs. Berta? #hungary

Sara Wenger <sara_wenger@...>
 

I found a reference to a Hungarian aunt named
Erzsibet. She is not listed in the LDS records.
However, a Berta is listed >from the same parents.
Could anyone familiar with Hungarian names comment if
a woman born as Berta (1891) may have Hungarianized(?)
her name to Erzsibet later?

Thanks

Sara


More on Hungarian Magnate records #hungary

henry wellisch <kelwel@...>
 

I have now been doing research in Hungarian records for over 20 years =
and still find that by far the best sources are the FHL microfilms. I =
don't think that there actually exist separate Hungarian Magnate =
records. Perhaps the Esterhazy records are still in Eisenstadt; they =
would be of interest to people who are researching their ancestors >from =
the Burgenland. Other records >from noble Hungarian families have been =
transferred to the National Archives in Budapest, I think.=20
It seems to me a good way to do a systematic search is to go to the FHL =
website, click on the town you are interested in and look for records in =
the following categories:

Jewish records
Church records
Census records (including 18th century)
Feudal and tenancy census records
Civil registration
Military records
Historical geography
Nobility
(There may be others)

You might also look under these general subjects:
Hungarian noble families
List of Hungarian families who received nobility
Register of officials and employees (1873-1945)
Who's Who Hungary (1930)

Henry Wellisch
Toronto


All Hungary Database updated #hungary

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce the addition of over 30,000 records
to the JewishGen "All Hungary Database", which is located at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary >.

There are three new and updated datasets, as follows:

1. Updates to the 1869 Census database, including all Jews listed
in Saros megye (Saros county) as well as Jews >from Vranov and Cigand
in Zemplen megye (Zemplen county). There are now a total of 13,472
records in the 1869 Census database. Thanks to Marelynn Zipser for
the Saros records and Alex Miller for the Zemplen records.

2. A new database containing transcriptions of tax lists and census
lists other than the main census databases of 1828, 1848 and 1869.
These records include records >from the Hungarian SIG's Trencin census
transcription project, as well as records moved >from the Hungarian
SIG's website into the All Hungary Database. There are a total of
8,840 records in this database, ranging >from 1795 to 1850. All
records include surnames. Thanks to Bob Hanscom and his team for the
Trencin records and to Jaki Erdoes, Dr. Menachem Keren, Dolph Klein,
Cherie Korer, and Alex Miller for donating their databases.

3. A new database containing 8,644 names of Hungarian Jewish
concentration camp survivors, which were published in 1945 in
the Hungarian periodical "Hirek az Elhurcoltakrol". Thanks to
Debbi Korman and her team of proofreaders for this project.

Additional details about each of these databases can be found
by reading their respective introductions, accessible via
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary >.

The JewishGen "All Hungary Database" can be searched at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary >, and the
lists of Hungarian concentration camp survivors can also
be searched via the JewishGen Holocaust database at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust >.

Information about the Hungarian SIG's projects is found at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/HSIGProjects.htm >.
We thank all of the volunteers who contributed to these
additions to the JewishGen "All Hungary Database".

Warren

Warren Blatt
JewishGen Editor-in-Chief
Boston, MA
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


Budapest September 1944 #hungary

Peter Zimmer <Zimmer-Luedinghausen@...>
 

Hi H-sig list members,

I wonder if someone of you might be able to help me.

I am looking for information about a relative who lived in Budapest for som=
e time during WW II.
He was >from Prague and left Prague sometime between 1939 and 1940 for Budap=
est. He probably worked there as a chemical engineer.
In Sept. or Oct. 1944, shortly after the German occupation he returned to P=
rague where he probably hoped to find his family to support him. He died in=
Prague in a hospital for mentally handipapped people only a few weeks afte=
r his return.
He was a so called "half jew" in Nazi teminology. I believe he left Budapes=
t because he was afraid to be deported to the east as a "half jew" and hope=
d to be spared with a german father in Prague, but as it seems this didn't =
work out.=20
But all this is pure speculation, as I have no information about his time i=
n Budapest.=20

How can I find out where he lived in Budapest?, where he worked?, whether h=
e was listed in lists of jews? etc.


Thank you very much in advance,

Peter Zimmer
Germany


Hungary SIG #Hungary More on Hungarian Magnate records #hungary

henry wellisch <kelwel@...>
 

I have now been doing research in Hungarian records for over 20 years =
and still find that by far the best sources are the FHL microfilms. I =
don't think that there actually exist separate Hungarian Magnate =
records. Perhaps the Esterhazy records are still in Eisenstadt; they =
would be of interest to people who are researching their ancestors >from =
the Burgenland. Other records >from noble Hungarian families have been =
transferred to the National Archives in Budapest, I think.=20
It seems to me a good way to do a systematic search is to go to the FHL =
website, click on the town you are interested in and look for records in =
the following categories:

Jewish records
Church records
Census records (including 18th century)
Feudal and tenancy census records
Civil registration
Military records
Historical geography
Nobility
(There may be others)

You might also look under these general subjects:
Hungarian noble families
List of Hungarian families who received nobility
Register of officials and employees (1873-1945)
Who's Who Hungary (1930)

Henry Wellisch
Toronto


Hungary SIG #Hungary All Hungary Database updated #hungary

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce the addition of over 30,000 records
to the JewishGen "All Hungary Database", which is located at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary >.

There are three new and updated datasets, as follows:

1. Updates to the 1869 Census database, including all Jews listed
in Saros megye (Saros county) as well as Jews >from Vranov and Cigand
in Zemplen megye (Zemplen county). There are now a total of 13,472
records in the 1869 Census database. Thanks to Marelynn Zipser for
the Saros records and Alex Miller for the Zemplen records.

2. A new database containing transcriptions of tax lists and census
lists other than the main census databases of 1828, 1848 and 1869.
These records include records >from the Hungarian SIG's Trencin census
transcription project, as well as records moved >from the Hungarian
SIG's website into the All Hungary Database. There are a total of
8,840 records in this database, ranging >from 1795 to 1850. All
records include surnames. Thanks to Bob Hanscom and his team for the
Trencin records and to Jaki Erdoes, Dr. Menachem Keren, Dolph Klein,
Cherie Korer, and Alex Miller for donating their databases.

3. A new database containing 8,644 names of Hungarian Jewish
concentration camp survivors, which were published in 1945 in
the Hungarian periodical "Hirek az Elhurcoltakrol". Thanks to
Debbi Korman and her team of proofreaders for this project.

Additional details about each of these databases can be found
by reading their respective introductions, accessible via
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary >.

The JewishGen "All Hungary Database" can be searched at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary >, and the
lists of Hungarian concentration camp survivors can also
be searched via the JewishGen Holocaust database at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust >.

Information about the Hungarian SIG's projects is found at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/HSIGProjects.htm >.
We thank all of the volunteers who contributed to these
additions to the JewishGen "All Hungary Database".

Warren

Warren Blatt
JewishGen Editor-in-Chief
Boston, MA
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


Hungary SIG #Hungary Budapest September 1944 #hungary

Peter Zimmer <Zimmer-Luedinghausen@...>
 

Hi H-sig list members,

I wonder if someone of you might be able to help me.

I am looking for information about a relative who lived in Budapest for som=
e time during WW II.
He was >from Prague and left Prague sometime between 1939 and 1940 for Budap=
est. He probably worked there as a chemical engineer.
In Sept. or Oct. 1944, shortly after the German occupation he returned to P=
rague where he probably hoped to find his family to support him. He died in=
Prague in a hospital for mentally handipapped people only a few weeks afte=
r his return.
He was a so called "half jew" in Nazi teminology. I believe he left Budapes=
t because he was afraid to be deported to the east as a "half jew" and hope=
d to be spared with a german father in Prague, but as it seems this didn't =
work out.=20
But all this is pure speculation, as I have no information about his time i=
n Budapest.=20

How can I find out where he lived in Budapest?, where he worked?, whether h=
e was listed in lists of jews? etc.


Thank you very much in advance,

Peter Zimmer
Germany