Anyone speak German? Need translation please!

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  1. classicsredone

    classicsredone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am trying to translate the back of a photo, but it is in German and cursive. I just can't make out the letters to translate it on my own. My friend that speaks German was able to read "Happy Easter" in the first line, and something to do with the number five in the second line. The rest is a mystery. If you could please help, I would be so appreciative. The photo is of my great-grandfather, Andras (Andrew) in Youngstown, Ohio.

    Here is the photo:
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    img058 by JJordanPhotography, on Flickr

    And the inscription on the back:
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    img096 by JJordanPhotography, on Flickr
     
  2. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know a little German, but the handwriting is throwing me. I do think it looks rather pretty though!
     
  3. classicsredone

    classicsredone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That has been the issue for me, too. Pretty writing, but it isn't very legible. [​IMG] I think it has to do with Easter. My friend was able to read the first line, but couldn't make out the rest.
     
  4. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I think part of the problem is it is the old German script. One of few good things Hitler did was modernize German writing; I think this is written in the old script. Onkel is uncle, but other than that, I can't help. .

    Happy Easter for blank blank Uncle & blank & blank blank blank.

    http://www.omniglot.com/writing/german.htm
     
  5. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mother should be able to read it. As soon as she gets back from Home Depot I will ask her to try.
     
  6. classicsredone

    classicsredone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does this sound right to any of you?

    für Euch Martin
    Onkel und Bruder
    und viele ... Eier

    Happy Easter
    for you Martin
    uncle and brother
    and many ... eggs

    A friend was able to make out some of it, but the last line remains untranslated.
     
  7. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree the first full word in the last line could be viele, but man that handwriting is hard to read.

    I'm glad your getting there with the German.
     

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