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Traub family in Israel #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with descendants of Leah (Lina)
Katzenellenbogen who married in Kretinge to Leib Hirschowitz. Their
daughter, a dentist, was Dr. Gita Hirschowitz (born in 1889) who
married Dr. Saul Traub and both perished. Their surviving son was Leon
(Lova) Traub who died in Israel in 1991 and left children, Ronit Algam
and, Uri Traub of Ariel.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Traub family in Israel #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with descendants of Leah (Lina)
Katzenellenbogen who married in Kretinge to Leib Hirschowitz. Their
daughter, a dentist, was Dr. Gita Hirschowitz (born in 1889) who
married Dr. Saul Traub and both perished. Their surviving son was Leon
(Lova) Traub who died in Israel in 1991 and left children, Ronit Algam
and, Uri Traub of Ariel.

--
Neil Rosenstein

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Kosice Vital Records - update #hungary

Peter Absolon
 

Good evening,

It was my pleasure to see the Kosice Area records (civil vital record
books 1895-1906) that I captured and transcribed were added to
JewishGen Hungarian Database.

Now I'm happy to announce that I finished transcribing birth records
from Kosice proper (Kassa), covering period Oct.1895-Apr.1915. The
3854 records were taken >from 32 books and have been now handed over to
quality checks. I believe they will be uploaded to JG in near future.

I'd like to thank you all for your contributions which again helped to
cover the archive fees. I also thank to my fellow collaborators who
helped with the transcription, Andras Hirschler and Linda Rakoff, and
of course Sarah Feuerstein for her helping hand whenever needed.

As you can see >from the status page at http://hsig.absolon.eu, I'm
moving now to marriage records. Most of them are already contained in
JG Hungary Database, however they are Neolog only, not covering
Orthodox community records. The civil records do not distinguish
between the denominations and therefore will contain Orthodox entries
as well.

So I hereby kindly ask you for your generosity to help cover the costs
needed to acquire and transcribe the records. Any donation is greatly
welcomed so please visit Projects page and donate to H-SIG General
Fund:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=
=3D15

(please don't forget to forward me the receipt afterwards)

Thank you,
Peter Absolon
Kosice, Slovakia


Hungary SIG #Hungary Kosice Vital Records - update #hungary

Peter Absolon
 

Good evening,

It was my pleasure to see the Kosice Area records (civil vital record
books 1895-1906) that I captured and transcribed were added to
JewishGen Hungarian Database.

Now I'm happy to announce that I finished transcribing birth records
from Kosice proper (Kassa), covering period Oct.1895-Apr.1915. The
3854 records were taken >from 32 books and have been now handed over to
quality checks. I believe they will be uploaded to JG in near future.

I'd like to thank you all for your contributions which again helped to
cover the archive fees. I also thank to my fellow collaborators who
helped with the transcription, Andras Hirschler and Linda Rakoff, and
of course Sarah Feuerstein for her helping hand whenever needed.

As you can see >from the status page at http://hsig.absolon.eu, I'm
moving now to marriage records. Most of them are already contained in
JG Hungary Database, however they are Neolog only, not covering
Orthodox community records. The civil records do not distinguish
between the denominations and therefore will contain Orthodox entries
as well.

So I hereby kindly ask you for your generosity to help cover the costs
needed to acquire and transcribe the records. Any donation is greatly
welcomed so please visit Projects page and donate to H-SIG General
Fund:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=
=3D15

(please don't forget to forward me the receipt afterwards)

Thank you,
Peter Absolon
Kosice, Slovakia


New Data Added to the ALD for first quarter of 2017 #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

The quarterly addition of new data to our All Lithuania Database (ALD) is
now searchable online.

A summary of the new data uploaded to the ALD for the 1st Quarter of 2017
follows.

The Grand Total of New Lines of data is 27,221.

Revision List Template (Total Lines 13,166): Records for Kaunas District,
Lida District, Siauliai District, Suwalki Guberniya.

Vital Records (Total Lines 4,186): Births for Marijampole District in
Suwalki Guberniya. Marriages and divorces for Vilnius City. Deaths for
Marijampole District and Vilnius City.

Internal Passports (Total Lines 4,085): Internal Passports for Vilnius City,
Siauliai Uyezd and Zagare.

WWII Evacuees to USSR 1941 - this data set include 5,784 entries covering
all of Lithuania and mentions every District as well as many locations in
Belarus, Latvia, Poland and Ukraine.

Please note that not all data in a particular template is actually data of
that specific type - eg. Passport Issuance records for Kaunas District
appear in the Revision List Template category. Conscript and Draft lists
will also appear in the Revision List category. Please look at all search
results even if you don't think the record type category is relevant to your
search. You just never know what you'll find.

Happy hunting,

Eden Joachim
Records Upload Coordinator


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania New Data Added to the ALD for first quarter of 2017 #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

The quarterly addition of new data to our All Lithuania Database (ALD) is
now searchable online.

A summary of the new data uploaded to the ALD for the 1st Quarter of 2017
follows.

The Grand Total of New Lines of data is 27,221.

Revision List Template (Total Lines 13,166): Records for Kaunas District,
Lida District, Siauliai District, Suwalki Guberniya.

Vital Records (Total Lines 4,186): Births for Marijampole District in
Suwalki Guberniya. Marriages and divorces for Vilnius City. Deaths for
Marijampole District and Vilnius City.

Internal Passports (Total Lines 4,085): Internal Passports for Vilnius City,
Siauliai Uyezd and Zagare.

WWII Evacuees to USSR 1941 - this data set include 5,784 entries covering
all of Lithuania and mentions every District as well as many locations in
Belarus, Latvia, Poland and Ukraine.

Please note that not all data in a particular template is actually data of
that specific type - eg. Passport Issuance records for Kaunas District
appear in the Revision List Template category. Conscript and Draft lists
will also appear in the Revision List category. Please look at all search
results even if you don't think the record type category is relevant to your
search. You just never know what you'll find.

Happy hunting,

Eden Joachim
Records Upload Coordinator


Offical given name assignment in German small towns #general

Stephen Denker
 

Apparently the appending of numerals to given names, i.e. Jakob I and Jakob II
was a common nineteenth century **official** German practice in small towns.
The number was used in all official documentation. In each small town, to
differentiate between individuals with the same name on official documents,
etc., the oldest was renamed Jakob I, after birth of the next Jakob who was
named Jakob II and so forth. In Nentershausen Jakob I was born in 1863 and
Jakob II was born in 1870.

Can anyone cite a on-line source document about this custom.

Stephen Denker
Brookline, MA
Researching Katz family


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Offical given name assignment in German small towns #general

Stephen Denker
 

Apparently the appending of numerals to given names, i.e. Jakob I and Jakob II
was a common nineteenth century **official** German practice in small towns.
The number was used in all official documentation. In each small town, to
differentiate between individuals with the same name on official documents,
etc., the oldest was renamed Jakob I, after birth of the next Jakob who was
named Jakob II and so forth. In Nentershausen Jakob I was born in 1863 and
Jakob II was born in 1870.

Can anyone cite a on-line source document about this custom.

Stephen Denker
Brookline, MA
Researching Katz family


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This week's excerpt >from the Yizkor book of Wyszogrod, Poland is "With Mengele"
- a firsthand account by nurse Golda Salcberg of SS physician Josef Mengele
who was infamous for his inhumane medical experiments on prisoners at
Auschwitz. To Salcberg, Mengele was a "human monster I was seeing for days on
end and he keeps haunting my nightmares till now." She wrote: "I used to
observe his face...Sometimes a foolish smile of self-satisfaction appeared on
his face when he saw a Jew dying."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1386260374729447

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This week's excerpt >from the Yizkor book of Wyszogrod, Poland is "With Mengele"
- a firsthand account by nurse Golda Salcberg of SS physician Josef Mengele
who was infamous for his inhumane medical experiments on prisoners at
Auschwitz. To Salcberg, Mengele was a "human monster I was seeing for days on
end and he keeps haunting my nightmares till now." She wrote: "I used to
observe his face...Sometimes a foolish smile of self-satisfaction appeared on
his face when he saw a Jew dying."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1386260374729447

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


SITE CITE - More German directories are now searchable on line #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

More than 120 German address and business directories are now
full-text searchable at genealogyindexer.org, and I expect to add
about 50 each week.

To search these directories, go to: genealogyindexer.org
type your search term (e.g., surname) in the search box,
change the "Any Place" option below the search box to Germany,
and press the Search button.

All results link to images of the matching pages, but most
of the images are in a file format (DjVu) that your web browser
might not be able to display by default.

If you are not already using a DjVu plugin for your web browser,
my current recommendation is to use the Chrome browser and install
this Chrome extension:
https://www.cuminas.jp/en/products/google-chrome-extension

This week alone, I added directories for Aachen, Augsburg,
Baden-Baden, Bautzen, Blankenburg, Bottrop, Burg, Celle, Crimmitschau,
Deggendorf, Dieburg, Duisburg, Eichwalde, Forst (Lausitz), Frankfurt
a.M., Goslar, Guestrow, Hermsdorf (Thueringen), Hildesheim, Koeln,
Leipzig, Luebeck, Meissen, Merzig, Mettmann, Munich, Oschersleben
(Bode), Passau, Pegnitz, Rheinisch-Bergischer, Wattenscheid,
Westerholt (Herten), and Worms -- most dated 1938 or 1939. Also,
directories covering the entirety of Prussia, Pomerania, and Silesia.

The most important are six volumes of 1920 and 1930 business
directories >from a series covering all of Germany (Deutsches
Reichs-Adressbuch fuer Industrie, Gewerbe, Handel). Even small
businesses in small villages are included. As you can imagine, these
directories are enormous -- some volumes nearly 3,000 pages.
Published by Rudolf Mosse, these are the German equivalents of the
1929 Poland and Danzig business directory available >from JRI-Poland
that many genealogists have used (it and other years are also
searchable at genealogyindexer.org).

In addition to searching by surname, you might want to search
or browse these for your towns of interest. I have not (yet?) created
a town index, but search results >from these directories do indicate
the geographic section when possible (e.g., Bayern, Mecklenburg-Schwerin,
etc.).

Thanks to the Verein fuer Computergenealogie for sharing these
very valuable directories and a multitude of others >from Germany.

The reason I am suddenly able to add so many German directories, after
years of neglect relative to other countries, is that I now have the
capability to OCR the Fraktur/Gothic/blackletter fonts used in most of
these German directories. This is entirely thanks to the generosity
of the ABBYY software company and their Recognition Server software,
which enables me to make these directories searchable for the first time.

If you have a success story to share >from a German directory on the site,
please email me so I can tell ABBYY how helpful their support has been.

Because of the large number of directories being added, I will not
announce all additions here, only the most important. You can,
however, always browse the current list of searchable directories at:

genealogyindexer.org/directories

-- see both the Germany section and Multinational: Germany+
(and, possibly, Pomerania and Silesia, under Poland,
and Multinational: Scandinavia+ for more Schleswig-Holstein
coverage).

You can also subscribe to weekly email updates at:
genealogyindexer.org/news. If you plan to periodically repeat
multiple searches to check the new additions, save yourself some time
and use the ** Saved Searches feature ** described at:
http://genealogyindexer.org/saved-search-help

Also, under the search box, you can change the "Regular Sort" option
to "New Matches First" to quickly see if there are new matches
to individual searches.

Logan Kleinwaks, kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu near Washington, D.C.


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE - More German directories are now searchable on line #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

More than 120 German address and business directories are now
full-text searchable at genealogyindexer.org, and I expect to add
about 50 each week.

To search these directories, go to: genealogyindexer.org
type your search term (e.g., surname) in the search box,
change the "Any Place" option below the search box to Germany,
and press the Search button.

All results link to images of the matching pages, but most
of the images are in a file format (DjVu) that your web browser
might not be able to display by default.

If you are not already using a DjVu plugin for your web browser,
my current recommendation is to use the Chrome browser and install
this Chrome extension:
https://www.cuminas.jp/en/products/google-chrome-extension

This week alone, I added directories for Aachen, Augsburg,
Baden-Baden, Bautzen, Blankenburg, Bottrop, Burg, Celle, Crimmitschau,
Deggendorf, Dieburg, Duisburg, Eichwalde, Forst (Lausitz), Frankfurt
a.M., Goslar, Guestrow, Hermsdorf (Thueringen), Hildesheim, Koeln,
Leipzig, Luebeck, Meissen, Merzig, Mettmann, Munich, Oschersleben
(Bode), Passau, Pegnitz, Rheinisch-Bergischer, Wattenscheid,
Westerholt (Herten), and Worms -- most dated 1938 or 1939. Also,
directories covering the entirety of Prussia, Pomerania, and Silesia.

The most important are six volumes of 1920 and 1930 business
directories >from a series covering all of Germany (Deutsches
Reichs-Adressbuch fuer Industrie, Gewerbe, Handel). Even small
businesses in small villages are included. As you can imagine, these
directories are enormous -- some volumes nearly 3,000 pages.
Published by Rudolf Mosse, these are the German equivalents of the
1929 Poland and Danzig business directory available >from JRI-Poland
that many genealogists have used (it and other years are also
searchable at genealogyindexer.org).

In addition to searching by surname, you might want to search
or browse these for your towns of interest. I have not (yet?) created
a town index, but search results >from these directories do indicate
the geographic section when possible (e.g., Bayern, Mecklenburg-Schwerin,
etc.).

Thanks to the Verein fuer Computergenealogie for sharing these
very valuable directories and a multitude of others >from Germany.

The reason I am suddenly able to add so many German directories, after
years of neglect relative to other countries, is that I now have the
capability to OCR the Fraktur/Gothic/blackletter fonts used in most of
these German directories. This is entirely thanks to the generosity
of the ABBYY software company and their Recognition Server software,
which enables me to make these directories searchable for the first time.

If you have a success story to share >from a German directory on the site,
please email me so I can tell ABBYY how helpful their support has been.

Because of the large number of directories being added, I will not
announce all additions here, only the most important. You can,
however, always browse the current list of searchable directories at:

genealogyindexer.org/directories

-- see both the Germany section and Multinational: Germany+
(and, possibly, Pomerania and Silesia, under Poland,
and Multinational: Scandinavia+ for more Schleswig-Holstein
coverage).

You can also subscribe to weekly email updates at:
genealogyindexer.org/news. If you plan to periodically repeat
multiple searches to check the new additions, save yourself some time
and use the ** Saved Searches feature ** described at:
http://genealogyindexer.org/saved-search-help

Also, under the search box, you can change the "Regular Sort" option
to "New Matches First" to quickly see if there are new matches
to individual searches.

Logan Kleinwaks, kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu near Washington, D.C.


Find ABRAHAMS in London #general

Arnold Chamove <arnoldchamove@...>
 

After 2 decades of searching and many shillin's I am trying another tack:

I am looking for descendants of Isaac ABRAHAMS and Hanna PHILLIPS born in
late 1700s in London and had a daughter Caroline (married Israel GOLDBERG in
the Strand, London). Soon after, all went to New York, USA, the parents
changing their name to ABRAMS. I am hoping that Isaac and Hannah Abrahams
might have had sibs or kids left in London whose descendants I could
contact.

Cheers

Arnold Chamove
Palmerston North, NZ

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send any contact information privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Find ABRAHAMS in London #general

Arnold Chamove <arnoldchamove@...>
 

After 2 decades of searching and many shillin's I am trying another tack:

I am looking for descendants of Isaac ABRAHAMS and Hanna PHILLIPS born in
late 1700s in London and had a daughter Caroline (married Israel GOLDBERG in
the Strand, London). Soon after, all went to New York, USA, the parents
changing their name to ABRAMS. I am hoping that Isaac and Hannah Abrahams
might have had sibs or kids left in London whose descendants I could
contact.

Cheers

Arnold Chamove
Palmerston North, NZ

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send any contact information privately.


IGRA Event-Tour and Lecture at the Museum of Italian Jewry #general

Elena Bazes
 

Join IGRA on May 7th for a tour and lecture at the Museum of Italian
Jewish Art. David Cassuto will lecture on "Florence Jewry through the
History of One Family".

David Cassuto, an architect born in Florence to a family that lived in
the city for about 400 years, recently published a family history
book. The research was based on various resources, both private and
public, following the discovery of an 18th century Mohel book written
by three generations of the family's Mohalim.

David Cassuto was the former head of the Ariel University School of
Architecture and the former deputy mayor of Jerusalem. He is active in
social issues in Jerusalem and also in the framework of Italian Jewry
in Israel.

The lecture will be in Hebrew.

Date: May 7, 2017

Time: Gathering at 16:30, Lecture begins at 17:00

Place: Museum of Italian Jewish Art, 25 Hillel St., Jerusalem

Tickets: 40 NIS for IGRA members, 45 NIS for guests.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and includes the current exhibits
at the Museum and a guided tour.

To register and purchase tickets go to:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/igra-field-trip-u-nahon-museum-of-italian-jewish-art--tickets-33852166742
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/byke9W ]

Elena Bazes


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IGRA Event-Tour and Lecture at the Museum of Italian Jewry #general

Elena Bazes
 

Join IGRA on May 7th for a tour and lecture at the Museum of Italian
Jewish Art. David Cassuto will lecture on "Florence Jewry through the
History of One Family".

David Cassuto, an architect born in Florence to a family that lived in
the city for about 400 years, recently published a family history
book. The research was based on various resources, both private and
public, following the discovery of an 18th century Mohel book written
by three generations of the family's Mohalim.

David Cassuto was the former head of the Ariel University School of
Architecture and the former deputy mayor of Jerusalem. He is active in
social issues in Jerusalem and also in the framework of Italian Jewry
in Israel.

The lecture will be in Hebrew.

Date: May 7, 2017

Time: Gathering at 16:30, Lecture begins at 17:00

Place: Museum of Italian Jewish Art, 25 Hillel St., Jerusalem

Tickets: 40 NIS for IGRA members, 45 NIS for guests.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and includes the current exhibits
at the Museum and a guided tour.

To register and purchase tickets go to:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/igra-field-trip-u-nahon-museum-of-italian-jewish-art--tickets-33852166742
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/byke9W ]

Elena Bazes


viewmate #germany

Lin <lin2@...>
 

Dear GerSIG Friends,
I've posted two documents that are in German on viewmate. I am
not certain they are for my family or not. One is, hopefully, the
marriage certificate of great grandfather's brother, Leopold
HERZ. His parents were Salomon HERZ and Sibilla/Sybilla SELIGMANN HERZ.

The other is hopefully a birth certificate for someone in a branch of my
family I found not too long ago. or maybe something else. It has a right
and left side, I'm not sure if both are the same document. I can
read the name Bernhard HERZ. If it's my family it should be for
Regina HERZ GUMPERTZ and her husband Simon GUMPERTZ. Regina was born in
Nuembrecht in the early 1800s. Simon was born in the late 1700s. I found
evidence of her existence online. She is the sister of my great-great
grandfather. I'm hoping this is their son. I'm hoping
this Bernhart GUMPERTZ is their son. I can only make out the name
GUMPERTZ and Bernhard.

Sincerely, Lin Herz, Palm Bay, FL Thank you so much,
< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54415
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54395


German SIG #Germany viewmate #germany

Lin <lin2@...>
 

Dear GerSIG Friends,
I've posted two documents that are in German on viewmate. I am
not certain they are for my family or not. One is, hopefully, the
marriage certificate of great grandfather's brother, Leopold
HERZ. His parents were Salomon HERZ and Sibilla/Sybilla SELIGMANN HERZ.

The other is hopefully a birth certificate for someone in a branch of my
family I found not too long ago. or maybe something else. It has a right
and left side, I'm not sure if both are the same document. I can
read the name Bernhard HERZ. If it's my family it should be for
Regina HERZ GUMPERTZ and her husband Simon GUMPERTZ. Regina was born in
Nuembrecht in the early 1800s. Simon was born in the late 1700s. I found
evidence of her existence online. She is the sister of my great-great
grandfather. I'm hoping this is their son. I'm hoping
this Bernhart GUMPERTZ is their son. I can only make out the name
GUMPERTZ and Bernhard.

Sincerely, Lin Herz, Palm Bay, FL Thank you so much,
< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54415
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54395


1859 Cadastral Map of Kolomyja in the Gesher Galicia Map Room #ukraine

jay.osborn@...
 

The city of Kolomyja (Kolomyia, Kolomea) is featured in an 1859
cadastral map newly posted on the Gesher Galicia Map Room:
https://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/kolomyja-kolomyia-kolomea-1859/

Although significantly discolored and blurred by water and mold
damage, this historical map has survived intact and its sheets retain
their clarity for property boundaries as well as building and parcel
numbers. The map shows the dense and well-developed city center with
many masonry buildings, several churches and monasteries, two
Christian cemeteries, two Jewish cemeteries, and a complex set of
waterways derived >from the River Prut.

This historic paper map is preserved by the Central State Historical
Archives of Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL):
http://www.archives.gov.ua/Eng/Archives/ca04.php

The GG Map Room home page: https://maps.geshergalicia.org/


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine 1859 Cadastral Map of Kolomyja in the Gesher Galicia Map Room #ukraine

jay.osborn@...
 

The city of Kolomyja (Kolomyia, Kolomea) is featured in an 1859
cadastral map newly posted on the Gesher Galicia Map Room:
https://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/kolomyja-kolomyia-kolomea-1859/

Although significantly discolored and blurred by water and mold
damage, this historical map has survived intact and its sheets retain
their clarity for property boundaries as well as building and parcel
numbers. The map shows the dense and well-developed city center with
many masonry buildings, several churches and monasteries, two
Christian cemeteries, two Jewish cemeteries, and a complex set of
waterways derived >from the River Prut.

This historic paper map is preserved by the Central State Historical
Archives of Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL):
http://www.archives.gov.ua/Eng/Archives/ca04.php

The GG Map Room home page: https://maps.geshergalicia.org/

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