[Cz-L] Gary Rogovin Sadagura Jewish cemetery tombstone lettering question

From: <grcpa_at_att.net>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2008 18:41:06 +0000
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Dear List members,

I have been told that the monuments (gravemarker, tombstone) in the Sadagura Jewish cemetery are inscribed in Hebrew.

Can someone please tell me whether the inscribed Hebrew wording is in the Ashkenazi, Sephardic, or Yiddish dialect/format?

The reason I ask is that my maternal Grandmother, Fani Kriegsmann, was buried there in June of 1928. I am planning on visiting the Sadagora/CZ area and will try to find her grave monument. I am hoping that it is still standing and not lying on the ground in fragments or had not been torn out by the Nazi's and/or their collaborators for use as road pavement.

I looked at Stephen Morse's English to Hebrew transliterator, which transliterates English spelling into any of the three dialects indicated above. When I input the name of Fani Kriegsmann, I receive 16 spelling variations in Sephardic and eight in Ashkenazi.

Please excuse my ignorance if I offend anyone, but I assume the answer would be Ashkenazi.

Thank you,
Gary Rogovin
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