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German handwriting back of photo
« on: Monday 26 February 18 22:05 GMT (UK) »
Hi I'm wondering what this says in German on the back of this photo.

Thanks.

Also there's a name on the side it's something "Grynbaum"...

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Re: German handwriting back of photo
« Reply #1 on: Monday 26 February 18 23:50 GMT (UK) »
Google translate gives the second line as:-

the memory never gives way

Will try the other lines

Third line:-  as a rainbow of light
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: German handwriting back of photo
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 27 February 18 00:09 GMT (UK) »
My son has been helping and we have come up with the below.  Not sure if it is correct or makes sense!  :o

Has the hawk also flown
The memory never gives way;
As a bright rainbow.
It stands on the clouds earlier.       ??? ???
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: German handwriting back of photo
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 27 February 18 04:50 GMT (UK) »
A poem from Ludwig Uhland: https://translate.google.de/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://www.aphorismen.de/zitat/171257&prev=search

Ruth Grynmann or -baum, it's difficult to read.

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Re: German handwriting back of photo
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 27 February 18 11:40 GMT (UK) »
Though time may have flown, memory never fades,
but stands against dark clouds like a bright rainbow.
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: German handwriting back of photo
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 27 February 18 14:36 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the help guys.  Ruth is my great aunt but that doesn't really look like her and Elli who wrote that never lived in Bottrop (only Berlin) so I'm confused.

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Re: German handwriting back of photo
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 10:54 GMT (UK) »
On the little bit of the photo which is visible, it looks as though she has some kind of medal around her neck.
Perhaps it might be worth putting the photo on this thread - someone might be able to identify the medal. It might help, you never know.
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Re: German handwriting back of photo
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 16:54 GMT (UK) »
On the little bit of the photo which is visible, it looks as though she has some kind of medal around her neck.
Perhaps it might be worth putting the photo on this thread - someone might be able to identify the medal. It might help, you never know.

It's funny my mom thought that was a medal around her neck as well