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Bacau Archives #romania

wendsu@...
 

Just wanted to tell you about my positive experience with the archives
in Bacau.
I have sent them a letter asking for copies of birth records for 5
persons for the
years before 1900, born in a little village located in the area
belonging now to Bacau.
I gave them my postal address and my e-mail address.

After one month I received an e-mail reply with the transcription of the
records and the
original documents as attachments. Congratulations for the archives in
Bacau!

Susanna Vendel, Stockholm


Romania SIG #Romania Bacau Archives #romania

wendsu@...
 

Just wanted to tell you about my positive experience with the archives
in Bacau.
I have sent them a letter asking for copies of birth records for 5
persons for the
years before 1900, born in a little village located in the area
belonging now to Bacau.
I gave them my postal address and my e-mail address.

After one month I received an e-mail reply with the transcription of the
records and the
original documents as attachments. Congratulations for the archives in
Bacau!

Susanna Vendel, Stockholm


The JGS of Montreal - something new #general

merlek@...
 

Dear Genners -

We have something new and special to invite you to see on the

JGS-M website

The Flavours of our Families is a collection of family recipes
contributed by members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Montreal is now on-line!

Our special thanks to JGS-Montreal members Victoria 'Vicki'
Barkoff, Milly Charron, Ruth Diamond, Judie Ostroff Goldstein,
Jo Ann Goldwater, Raymonde Grant, Halina Halpern, Sylvia Klein,
Jane Litwack, Doris Resnik, and Morty Wellen for so generously
sharing their family recipes and traditions with us

To view the cookbookm, click on http//jgs-montreal.org/

You can download it, view it and print it out if you wish

And while you're on our home page, take a look at all the great
research material we have and which is constantly being updated.

Bon appetit!

Merle Kastner and Lenora Naimark


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The JGS of Montreal - something new #general

merlek@...
 

Dear Genners -

We have something new and special to invite you to see on the

JGS-M website

The Flavours of our Families is a collection of family recipes
contributed by members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Montreal is now on-line!

Our special thanks to JGS-Montreal members Victoria 'Vicki'
Barkoff, Milly Charron, Ruth Diamond, Judie Ostroff Goldstein,
Jo Ann Goldwater, Raymonde Grant, Halina Halpern, Sylvia Klein,
Jane Litwack, Doris Resnik, and Morty Wellen for so generously
sharing their family recipes and traditions with us

To view the cookbookm, click on http//jgs-montreal.org/

You can download it, view it and print it out if you wish

And while you're on our home page, take a look at all the great
research material we have and which is constantly being updated.

Bon appetit!

Merle Kastner and Lenora Naimark


Greek Jewish Names Database #sephardic

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

I came across this website last night and I'm not sure if it has been
shared or not.

Anyway, if you can read Greek, there is a huge list of Jewish names
along with some information about the reference that is available
here:

http://www.elia.org.gr/pages.fds?pagecode=17&langid=1

I have found several ancestors on there as well as references to
people who are quite obviously my family that I never knew about!

It is an impressive list and I will email the database to find out if
there is anything to find out about where the references came from.

Best,

Michael Waas
Sarasota, FL


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Greek Jewish Names Database #sephardic

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

I came across this website last night and I'm not sure if it has been
shared or not.

Anyway, if you can read Greek, there is a huge list of Jewish names
along with some information about the reference that is available
here:

http://www.elia.org.gr/pages.fds?pagecode=17&langid=1

I have found several ancestors on there as well as references to
people who are quite obviously my family that I never knew about!

It is an impressive list and I will email the database to find out if
there is anything to find out about where the references came from.

Best,

Michael Waas
Sarasota, FL


Looking for volunteers to work on databases in Hebrew on Eretz Israel #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

The Israel Genealogy Research Association is working on a series of
new databases in Hebrew >from the Mandate Period and the beginning of
the State of Israel. If you can work in Hebrew, know how to use Excel
and are interested in volunteering please contact me at:
rosef@post.tau.ac.il

Rose Feldman
twitter.com/IsraelGenealogy
twitter.com/IGRA_Hebrew
facebook.com/IsraelGenealogy


IGRA #rabbinic

Garri Regev
 

A new genealogy group has been formed in Israel. The Israel
Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) will focus on helping people
pursue their family genealogy with resources >from within Israel. We
welcome everyone interested in genealogy in Israel to join us in
forming this new organization. Our website will be up and running
soon but you can preview the All Israel Database at
http://www.genealogy.org.il/allisrael.html. You can follow us on
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/israelgenealogy and on Twitter
at https://twitter.com/#!/israelgenealogy

Garri Regev
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for volunteers to work on databases in Hebrew on Eretz Israel #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

The Israel Genealogy Research Association is working on a series of
new databases in Hebrew >from the Mandate Period and the beginning of
the State of Israel. If you can work in Hebrew, know how to use Excel
and are interested in volunteering please contact me at:
rosef@post.tau.ac.il

Rose Feldman
twitter.com/IsraelGenealogy
twitter.com/IGRA_Hebrew
facebook.com/IsraelGenealogy


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic IGRA #rabbinic

Garri Regev
 

A new genealogy group has been formed in Israel. The Israel
Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) will focus on helping people
pursue their family genealogy with resources >from within Israel. We
welcome everyone interested in genealogy in Israel to join us in
forming this new organization. Our website will be up and running
soon but you can preview the All Israel Database at
http://www.genealogy.org.il/allisrael.html. You can follow us on
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/israelgenealogy and on Twitter
at https://twitter.com/#!/israelgenealogy

Garri Regev
Israel


Bessarabia Special Interest Group - a new addition to JewishGen #yizkorbooks

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce the formation of a new regional
Special Interest Group -- The JewishGen Bessarabia SIG.

The JewishGen Bessarabia SIG focuses on the region of Bessarabia,
a former Gubernia in the Russian Empire, an area now comprising
most of the Moldova Republic, and two areas of Ukraine.

The prime objective of the SIG is to help users in their family
genealogical research and related information gathering.

The SIG's website is at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia

The two largest ongoing projects are:
Bessarabia Vital Records and Bessarabia Revision Lists.

There are also new projects -- some of which already begun,
others awaiting users to become involved and/or lead them.
These include:
- creation of a geographical dictionary of the Jewish communities;
- transliteration of the 1924-25 Business directory for Bessarabia;
- research in American archives for material relevant to the SIG;
- transliteration of landsmanshaftn records for towns in Bessarabia;
- obtain video testimonies of Holocaust survivors >from Bessarabia;
- conduct cemetery projects -- indexing, photographing gravestones;
- translate Bessarabia towns' Yizkor books;
- translate graduation records >from a Kishinev Gymnasium.

If you have interest, genealogical skills, knowledge of the history
and genealogy of this area, or language proficiency (especially in
Russian, Romanian, Hebrew or Yiddish) we would be most appreciative
of your input into our efforts. We are always looking for users to
propose new projects, participate in existing ones, or when possible,
lead one.

Please peruse the Bessarabia SIG's website, see what's there, and
contribute materials you may have that will enhance it.

A discussion/mailing list is the conduit through which the SIG's
members can communicate their research problems, ask for advice,
offer solutions, and share creative ways they have documented
their family heritage.

To subscribe to the discussion/mailing list, please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/ListManager

CONTACTS:
* For questions concerning the discussion mailing list:
Alan Levitt - at alanmlevitt@gmail.com
* For questions concerning transcriptions and data entry, webmaster:
Joel Waters - at watersjd@gmail.com
* For new project proposals, or participation in a project:
Yefim Kogan - at yefimk@verizon.net
* Any other comments or questions of general interest should be
addressed to the Bessarabia SIG's mailing list at:
< bessarabia@lyris.jewishgen.org >

We welcome the active participation of all. Your suggestions for
research projects and your willingness to help or take a leadership
role is sought and always appreciated.

Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Bessarabia Special Interest Group - a new addition to JewishGen #yizkorbooks

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce the formation of a new regional
Special Interest Group -- The JewishGen Bessarabia SIG.

The JewishGen Bessarabia SIG focuses on the region of Bessarabia,
a former Gubernia in the Russian Empire, an area now comprising
most of the Moldova Republic, and two areas of Ukraine.

The prime objective of the SIG is to help users in their family
genealogical research and related information gathering.

The SIG's website is at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia

The two largest ongoing projects are:
Bessarabia Vital Records and Bessarabia Revision Lists.

There are also new projects -- some of which already begun,
others awaiting users to become involved and/or lead them.
These include:
- creation of a geographical dictionary of the Jewish communities;
- transliteration of the 1924-25 Business directory for Bessarabia;
- research in American archives for material relevant to the SIG;
- transliteration of landsmanshaftn records for towns in Bessarabia;
- obtain video testimonies of Holocaust survivors >from Bessarabia;
- conduct cemetery projects -- indexing, photographing gravestones;
- translate Bessarabia towns' Yizkor books;
- translate graduation records >from a Kishinev Gymnasium.

If you have interest, genealogical skills, knowledge of the history
and genealogy of this area, or language proficiency (especially in
Russian, Romanian, Hebrew or Yiddish) we would be most appreciative
of your input into our efforts. We are always looking for users to
propose new projects, participate in existing ones, or when possible,
lead one.

Please peruse the Bessarabia SIG's website, see what's there, and
contribute materials you may have that will enhance it.

A discussion/mailing list is the conduit through which the SIG's
members can communicate their research problems, ask for advice,
offer solutions, and share creative ways they have documented
their family heritage.

To subscribe to the discussion/mailing list, please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/ListManager

CONTACTS:
* For questions concerning the discussion mailing list:
Alan Levitt - at alanmlevitt@gmail.com
* For questions concerning transcriptions and data entry, webmaster:
Joel Waters - at watersjd@gmail.com
* For new project proposals, or participation in a project:
Yefim Kogan - at yefimk@verizon.net
* Any other comments or questions of general interest should be
addressed to the Bessarabia SIG's mailing list at:
< bessarabia@lyris.jewishgen.org >

We welcome the active participation of all. Your suggestions for
research projects and your willingness to help or take a leadership
role is sought and always appreciated.

Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator


Viewmate 20808 #general

blrrcn@...
 

Hello,
I would like to call you attention to Viewmate 20808.
Its the birth record for my Great Grandfather Aron Schuster, he was born
in Mielnica, 1873, entry at the red mark.
I am hoping for an interpretation of the last column.
Please follow the link below.
Thank you for any assistance.
Brian Lehman

Researching:
Czortkow,Galicia - FISCHTHAL, KLEINMAN, RINTEL, SCHNEIDER, KAHNER, GRUNBERG.
Russia - SILVERSTEIN,ZILBERSCHTEIN,GROER.
Mielnica,Galicia - SCHUSTER, LEHMAN, MENDLOWITZ, WEISSMANN, STELMACH,
SCHNEIDER, GRISCHMANN. Chrzanow,Galicia - SCHNEIDER,BORENSTEIN,JOSEPH.
Wiznitz,Bukovina - PISTINER,PASTERNACK,FELDMANN,KALER.
Muenzenheim,Germany - DIEDELSCHEIMER,ELSASSER,HABISH,HABICHT,TURKHEIMER.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=20808


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate 20808 #general

blrrcn@...
 

Hello,
I would like to call you attention to Viewmate 20808.
Its the birth record for my Great Grandfather Aron Schuster, he was born
in Mielnica, 1873, entry at the red mark.
I am hoping for an interpretation of the last column.
Please follow the link below.
Thank you for any assistance.
Brian Lehman

Researching:
Czortkow,Galicia - FISCHTHAL, KLEINMAN, RINTEL, SCHNEIDER, KAHNER, GRUNBERG.
Russia - SILVERSTEIN,ZILBERSCHTEIN,GROER.
Mielnica,Galicia - SCHUSTER, LEHMAN, MENDLOWITZ, WEISSMANN, STELMACH,
SCHNEIDER, GRISCHMANN. Chrzanow,Galicia - SCHNEIDER,BORENSTEIN,JOSEPH.
Wiznitz,Bukovina - PISTINER,PASTERNACK,FELDMANN,KALER.
Muenzenheim,Germany - DIEDELSCHEIMER,ELSASSER,HABISH,HABICHT,TURKHEIMER.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=20808


Re: Rob Garber #general

Natalie & Ernie Hartz
 

Thanks to one and all for their help.
Rob Garber was found and contacted directly thanks to Emily Garber who
posted recently on JewishGen about a different family (no relationship to
Rob)

My great uncle, Benjamin Altman, was distantly related only through a
marriage to one of his sons, and we clarified how the name entered his
family tree. Rob and I are not related in any way.

I was only interested in the Altman names and how it appeared in his tree,
not in any of the other names in Rob's family tree.

Natalie Hartz
East Windsor NJ
ALTMAN /CHOROSZUCHA-RAFEL-TOKOCIN, POLAND, RESNICK/RESNIKOFF-KIEV,
BERKOWSKY-DELATICZE, POLAND


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Rob Garber #general

Natalie & Ernie Hartz
 

Thanks to one and all for their help.
Rob Garber was found and contacted directly thanks to Emily Garber who
posted recently on JewishGen about a different family (no relationship to
Rob)

My great uncle, Benjamin Altman, was distantly related only through a
marriage to one of his sons, and we clarified how the name entered his
family tree. Rob and I are not related in any way.

I was only interested in the Altman names and how it appeared in his tree,
not in any of the other names in Rob's family tree.

Natalie Hartz
East Windsor NJ
ALTMAN /CHOROSZUCHA-RAFEL-TOKOCIN, POLAND, RESNICK/RESNIKOFF-KIEV,
BERKOWSKY-DELATICZE, POLAND


Re: Romanian birth certificate #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

In responding to Steve Pickholtz, "Martin Davis" <dawidowicz@hotmail.co.uk>
wrote
Drohobych (Drohobycz)- now politically part of Ukraine was part of the
Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1919. It is about 500 miles away from
Bucharest. Pre 1919, Austria-Hungary did also include a considerable
amount
of Romania and until 1916, had borders that went to within 100 miles of
Bucharest.
I think this is misleading in that it suggests that regions then thought of
as Romanian were part of Austria-Hungary. Prior to WW1, Romania consisted of
two provinces, Wallachia and Moldova. Bucharest was in Wallachia and was the
national capitol. All of Romania then was much smaller than modern Romania.
There were, no doubt, ethnic Romanians in parts of the Kingdom of Hungary,
which was adjacent to Romania, and which included within its borders the
region called Transylvania.

After WW1, large portions of Hungary, which had been a major part of the
Austrian Empire, were incorporated into Romania. So large parts of modern
Romania were once part of the Kingdom of Hungary and thus part of Austria.
But someone listed as "born in Bucharest" in 1902 would not be associated
with Austria because of that place of birth. However an Austrian (Galician)
Jewish family could well have been living in Bucharest when a child was born
to them. (Austrian Jews, many >from Galicia, were numerous in Bucharest
commercial circles.) That child would be "born in Bucharest" but would be a
subject of the Austrian Emperor.

Such a family might well have moved back to Galicia between 1902 and 1097,
making is correct to describe their last place of residence as Drohobycz if
that is where they moved to after Bucharest.


from 1916 to 1918, Bucharest was annexed by the 'central powers'
and consequently - for that short period - was part of Austria-Hungary. So
it looks like it wasn't that Drohobych was part of Romania but that a
great
amount of Romania was part of Austria-Hungary, whose eastern domains
sometime included both Drohobych and Bucharest.
But this is irrelevant to assessment of a document created in 1907, or a
birth record >from 1902.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

PZAVON@Rochester.rr.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Romanian birth certificate #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

In responding to Steve Pickholtz, "Martin Davis" <dawidowicz@hotmail.co.uk>
wrote
Drohobych (Drohobycz)- now politically part of Ukraine was part of the
Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1919. It is about 500 miles away from
Bucharest. Pre 1919, Austria-Hungary did also include a considerable
amount
of Romania and until 1916, had borders that went to within 100 miles of
Bucharest.
I think this is misleading in that it suggests that regions then thought of
as Romanian were part of Austria-Hungary. Prior to WW1, Romania consisted of
two provinces, Wallachia and Moldova. Bucharest was in Wallachia and was the
national capitol. All of Romania then was much smaller than modern Romania.
There were, no doubt, ethnic Romanians in parts of the Kingdom of Hungary,
which was adjacent to Romania, and which included within its borders the
region called Transylvania.

After WW1, large portions of Hungary, which had been a major part of the
Austrian Empire, were incorporated into Romania. So large parts of modern
Romania were once part of the Kingdom of Hungary and thus part of Austria.
But someone listed as "born in Bucharest" in 1902 would not be associated
with Austria because of that place of birth. However an Austrian (Galician)
Jewish family could well have been living in Bucharest when a child was born
to them. (Austrian Jews, many >from Galicia, were numerous in Bucharest
commercial circles.) That child would be "born in Bucharest" but would be a
subject of the Austrian Emperor.

Such a family might well have moved back to Galicia between 1902 and 1097,
making is correct to describe their last place of residence as Drohobycz if
that is where they moved to after Bucharest.


from 1916 to 1918, Bucharest was annexed by the 'central powers'
and consequently - for that short period - was part of Austria-Hungary. So
it looks like it wasn't that Drohobych was part of Romania but that a
great
amount of Romania was part of Austria-Hungary, whose eastern domains
sometime included both Drohobych and Bucharest.
But this is irrelevant to assessment of a document created in 1907, or a
birth record >from 1902.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

PZAVON@Rochester.rr.com


records of medical students in Scotland #general

Philippa Robinson
 

Triple Qualification of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh;
Royal Collewge of Surgeons, Edinburgh and the Royal
Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow

I was recently at Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh, looking at a record book
of medical doctors who received the Triple Qualification circa
1936-38. These Schedule for the Course of Study records may be of
interest to some JewGeners because of the number of German expatriates
listed. Each candidate has to list where they did their preliminary
studies; including elementary biology, chemistry and anatomy. and
where they did their clinical practice. The forms were filled out by
the candidates themselves in their own handwriting (I understand in
later years that the forms are typewritten), so are quite interesting
if the person in question is someone you have a personal interest in.

The German candidates mostly had studied elsewhere; Munich, Frankfurt,
Berlin, etc. But there were also a lot of students >from the U.S. who
had done all their medical studies in the U.K. Most of the U.S.
students had surnames which are likely to be Jewish. There must be
some story behind this. Was it particularly difficult for Jewish
students to get into medical school in the U.S. in the 1930s? Or was
it simply difficult for everyone, but many Jewish people made the
extra effort to go to Scotland to fulfill their dream of being a
medical doctor?

I wrote down several names in case they may be of interest to someone
reading this message:

Franz Keuler, Wurzberg
Jacob Samuel Pomerantz, Radin
Aussi Noll, b 1900, secondary school in Konigsberg
Arron Rappaport, b. Wilno Russia now Poland, did all medical training in Glasgow
Ulrish Ernest Oberwarth, 1900 Berlin, U of Berlin, M.D. Bern
Margaret Goldschmidt, Berlin 1898, Freiburg
Herman Jacks, Greitenburgh 1987
Wulf Grobin, Germany
Paul Nathan, U of Bonn
Grete Heller, 26/3/09 Vienna, U of Vienna, also medical
studies/clinical practice in Middlesex and London, England
Robert Kahane, 1922 Lemburg, U of Vienna
Else Perls, Breslau
Hans Nelson, 7/6/00 Berlin, U of Freiburg
Hildegart Fischer, 1910 Mainz, U of Frankfurt
Meiris Lictenstein 23/5/1917, Kedaimai Lithuania, attended Jewish Real
Gymnasium Kaunas and medical sudies at U of Vytantas the Great,
Lithuania
Dr D Engle, 1894 Czechoslovakia, trained in Budapest

Mandel Friedman, N.Y. studied in Dublin, Ireland as well
Zola Snow Alpert, Pittsburgh
Hyman Liebowitz, NYC.
Morton Shapiro NYC
Mortimer Martin Elkind, b. 1912, NYC
Murray Levin, NYC
Louis Scorvronek, NYC
Steward Bauman, Syracuse, NY
Bernard George Barlow, NYC
Isadore Kotzin, b 1907 Philadelphia
Harold Henry Teitelbaum, 1908, Jersey City, NJ

~ Philippa Robinson
Northern Ireland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen records of medical students in Scotland #general

Philippa Robinson
 

Triple Qualification of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh;
Royal Collewge of Surgeons, Edinburgh and the Royal
Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow

I was recently at Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh, looking at a record book
of medical doctors who received the Triple Qualification circa
1936-38. These Schedule for the Course of Study records may be of
interest to some JewGeners because of the number of German expatriates
listed. Each candidate has to list where they did their preliminary
studies; including elementary biology, chemistry and anatomy. and
where they did their clinical practice. The forms were filled out by
the candidates themselves in their own handwriting (I understand in
later years that the forms are typewritten), so are quite interesting
if the person in question is someone you have a personal interest in.

The German candidates mostly had studied elsewhere; Munich, Frankfurt,
Berlin, etc. But there were also a lot of students >from the U.S. who
had done all their medical studies in the U.K. Most of the U.S.
students had surnames which are likely to be Jewish. There must be
some story behind this. Was it particularly difficult for Jewish
students to get into medical school in the U.S. in the 1930s? Or was
it simply difficult for everyone, but many Jewish people made the
extra effort to go to Scotland to fulfill their dream of being a
medical doctor?

I wrote down several names in case they may be of interest to someone
reading this message:

Franz Keuler, Wurzberg
Jacob Samuel Pomerantz, Radin
Aussi Noll, b 1900, secondary school in Konigsberg
Arron Rappaport, b. Wilno Russia now Poland, did all medical training in Glasgow
Ulrish Ernest Oberwarth, 1900 Berlin, U of Berlin, M.D. Bern
Margaret Goldschmidt, Berlin 1898, Freiburg
Herman Jacks, Greitenburgh 1987
Wulf Grobin, Germany
Paul Nathan, U of Bonn
Grete Heller, 26/3/09 Vienna, U of Vienna, also medical
studies/clinical practice in Middlesex and London, England
Robert Kahane, 1922 Lemburg, U of Vienna
Else Perls, Breslau
Hans Nelson, 7/6/00 Berlin, U of Freiburg
Hildegart Fischer, 1910 Mainz, U of Frankfurt
Meiris Lictenstein 23/5/1917, Kedaimai Lithuania, attended Jewish Real
Gymnasium Kaunas and medical sudies at U of Vytantas the Great,
Lithuania
Dr D Engle, 1894 Czechoslovakia, trained in Budapest

Mandel Friedman, N.Y. studied in Dublin, Ireland as well
Zola Snow Alpert, Pittsburgh
Hyman Liebowitz, NYC.
Morton Shapiro NYC
Mortimer Martin Elkind, b. 1912, NYC
Murray Levin, NYC
Louis Scorvronek, NYC
Steward Bauman, Syracuse, NY
Bernard George Barlow, NYC
Isadore Kotzin, b 1907 Philadelphia
Harold Henry Teitelbaum, 1908, Jersey City, NJ

~ Philippa Robinson
Northern Ireland

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