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Old 24th February 2014, 22:27
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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could help me. I have a big pile of old photographs that belonged to my Ukrainian grandfather that were taken during WW2 and a lot of them have messages on the back in Ukrainian. Could anyone please tell me what the message on the photograph at the link below says please? I'd be really greatful for any help, unfortunately the image is stored on my tablet and the only way I could show on here was to upload it to twitter and post a link.

Thanks.

Tony.

https://twitter.com/TonyTonyWood/sta...e=TonyTonyWood
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Old 25th February 2014, 04:29
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Hi,

Welcome to the forum. For me it's hard to make out. I don't think it's pure Ukrainian. Maybe Russian, another language, or an older writing style. I'm not great with script so hopefully someone else can help.

But it goes something like:

Quote:
1. For long and
2. good our [not completely sure]
3. old friend
4. [don't know, probably a name]
5. [don't know but I think it says who's a friend of or something]
7. in days unknown [not completely sure]
8. in Tyarshanysh [hard for me to make out]
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Old 27th February 2014, 12:48
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Thanks for your help, I'll try a Russian language forum in that case

Cheers.
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Old 27th February 2014, 15:06
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Cursive handwriting, especially if it's bad penmanship, is the most difficult to translate accurately.

My version:

For a long and good memory to my friend Nicholas ???Horoshevov from your friend Nicholas Tibov.

To long life in Germania - Germany.
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Old 28th February 2014, 03:19
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That makes a lot more sense, thanks Hannia.
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Old 3rd March 2014, 13:19
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Hi Hannia,

That makes perfect sense my grandfather was called Mykola. He was held in Germany in a labour camp during WW2 and spend time in Germany working with the US army after his liberation so it seems to be a message relating to that time which is what I suspected. The main thing I wanted to learn was who the person was in the photograph so it seems that they are probably Nicolas Tibov. Thank you very much for your help it's really appreciated!

Tony.
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Old 4th March 2014, 00:30
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You may already be familiar w/this site. If you know names of the camps, lots of info here.

Displaced Persons' (DP) Camps Table of Contents
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