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A. Schuyler
A. Schuyler, Genealogist
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Will you please translate the inscription on the attached

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Will you please translate the inscription on the attached photo of a headstone in Frankfurt am Main, Germany?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Genealogy
Expert:  A. Schuyler replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

If you would supply a transcription of the tombstone, I'll be happy to try to translate. However, from the picture provided, it isn't possible to read the inscription.

Best regards,

Schuyler

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The photo is provided in jpeg, and can be enlarged on most computers. I regret that I cannot provide any better photo; and I cannot provide a transcription.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Perhaps the picture of the tombstone inscription would be clearer for you if you access the photo directly at the following site: http://www.judengasse.de/ehtml/Z044.htm
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am sorry. Here is the full and correct site address: http://www.judengasse.de/ehtml/Z044.htm
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
For some reason, when I enter the full site address; Justanswer.com abbreviates the address. I will try again and add brackets to see if I can get the entire address to reproduce. Use the address without the brackets.:
{http://www.judengasse.de/ehtml/Z044.htm}
Expert:  A. Schuyler replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

I had no trouble accessing the photo on the original web site. However, it isn't that I can't see the picture of the tombstone, the problem is the picture is of such poor quality to begin with that it cannot be read. The person taking the photo is standing so that a shadow, interspersed with sunshine obscures the writing, plus it is taken from an angle. A rubbing would perhaps produce a readable transcription if someone cannot copy the letters by hand.

I will opt out since there is no way to provide a translation of something that cannot be read.

Perhaps the cemetery could provide you with a transcription or a translation.

Best regards,

Schuyler

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