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veraikon
03-09-2011, 11:17
http://www.mittelhessen.de/lokales/region_wetzlar/wetzlar/389988_Leitz-Familie_erpresst.html

raid
03-09-2011, 11:24
Wetzlar. Two men have stolen the end of September five of the six ballot boxes from the grave of Leitz Wetzlar business family in the Old Cemetery. For the return, they tried to extort a seven-figure sum. On Tuesday, the perpetrators were caught. You are now sitting in custody


Oh well ... it is not "ballot boxes" but coffins that were buried in the cemetery.

ferider
03-09-2011, 11:27
Ballot box and Urn are the same word in German, Raid ("Urne").

veraikon
03-09-2011, 11:37
n den entwendeten Urnen lag nach Informationen dieser Zeitung die Asche von Wetzlars Ehrenbürger Ernst Leitz II, der die Leica in Serie produzieren ließ und damit den Weltruf der Firma begründete, von Ernst Leitz III., von Günther und Ludwig Leitz sowie von Elsie Kühn- Leitz, die wegen ihrer Verdienste um die deutsch-französische Verständigung It were the urns /caskets (?) of Ernst Leitz II, Ernst Leitz III., Günther Leitz, Ludwig Leitz and Elsie Kühn- Leitz. They are still missed.

raid
03-09-2011, 12:12
Ballot box and Urn are the same word in German, Raid ("Urne").

I am learning, Roland. Google Translate should too.