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Christine Lassiege

He everyone

This is the back of a photo.  Can you translate it please?

Thank You

Christine Lassiège - France

Odeda Zlotnick

It's much better to upload such images to JewishGen's ViewMate. ViewMate - To Upload (

The image you posted is upside-down - ViewMate has tools for turning images whichever way is necessary.  It also lets people see the suggested translations - and suggest alternatives during a whole week.
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


This is both an easy and difficult text, as the general contents is clear, but not necessarily the names mentioned. Hopefully, you have them in your family tree and my interpretation will help you to intelliguess what the writer had in mind.

My interpretation is:
This is Elle [or Melle?] Moses
as transformed in
the time of the Civil War
in Spain in the year 1936
The second one is not
a Minsker and also a Spanish

Further comments:
  • The given name of Mr. Moses is unclear.
  • The second line (in parenthesis) could be a nickname or maybe profession
  • A higher quality scan (better focus) would have made interpretation safer/better
Good luck,

Seth Jacobson