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Offline arthurk

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Re: 1926 Russian/Ukrainian birth certificate help
« Reply #9 on: Monday 05 February 18 19:11 GMT (UK) »
I think Amy is correct with “Johan”. There is no J in Ukrainian/Russian and different letters are used instead. “Iosef” is used for Joseph (obviously in Cyrillic letters).

There's no 'h' in Russian either, and it is sometimes replaced with 'g'.

When preparing for the Russian O Level oral many moons ago, our class was somewhat amused to be told that when saying "I support (a football team etc)" the literal translation of the Russian was "I am sick behind". For one member of the class that might have been quite appropriate, as he finished the sentence with "Galifax Town".

It's one of those things you tend to remember.
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Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: 1926 Russian/Ukrainian birth certificate help
« Reply #10 on: Monday 05 February 18 19:32 GMT (UK) »
That uniform was probably his first and lacks the eagle and swastika badge. The litzen on the collar looks non standard too. He probably ended up in the Waffen SS. Himmler persuaded Hitler to place all foreign troops under his command.

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Re: 1926 Russian/Ukrainian birth certificate help
« Reply #11 on: Monday 05 February 18 20:26 GMT (UK) »
Thank you everyone, i have a lot of name variations now to check out. Very helpful!