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Erfassungsstelle (VEAB-)

English translation: registration agency (Volkseigener Erfassungs- und Aufkaufbetrieb)

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German term or phrase:Erfassungsstelle (VEAB-)
English translation:registration agency (Volkseigener Erfassungs- und Aufkaufbetrieb)
Entered by: Krokodil
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13:44 Sep 2, 2008
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Economics
German term or phrase: Erfassungsstelle (VEAB-)
For experts on GDR terminology:

I came across a "VEAB-Erfassungsstelle" recently (a GDR relic in the form of a grubby building in Neuwegersleben, a small village west of Oschersleben (Bode)).

I'd be interested to know what exactly an "Erfassungsstelle" is (something to do with recording of units of agricultural production perhaps?), as well as the meaning of the abbreviation VEAB (volkseigener Aussenbetrieb?).

Thanks for any suggestions!
Krokodil
Germany
Local time: 10:27
registration service (Volkseigene Erfassungs- und Aufkaufbetrieb
Explanation:
Came up in a translation I did the other day. I translated it as People's Registration and Purchasing Service.

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Note added at 11 mins (2008-09-02 13:55:44 GMT)
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To do with compulsory land registration and purchase and transferring it from private to public ownership.

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Note added at 1 day18 hrs (2008-09-04 08:42:27 GMT) Post-grading
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Glad to have helped, Krokodil, somewhat fortuitous!

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Note added at 5 days (2008-09-08 09:05:28 GMT) Post-grading
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That's fine. Though there are plenty of services and agencies ("acting on behalf of" is what that means too) who do not serve anyone's best interests except their own!!
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Helen Shiner
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:27
Grading comment
Yes, sounds very much like it. Thanks a lot!
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3 +1registration service (Volkseigene Erfassungs- und Aufkaufbetrieb
Helen Shiner
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Ellen Kraus

  

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registration service (Volkseigene Erfassungs- und Aufkaufbetrieb


Explanation:
Came up in a translation I did the other day. I translated it as People's Registration and Purchasing Service.

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Note added at 11 mins (2008-09-02 13:55:44 GMT)
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To do with compulsory land registration and purchase and transferring it from private to public ownership.

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Note added at 1 day18 hrs (2008-09-04 08:42:27 GMT) Post-grading
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Glad to have helped, Krokodil, somewhat fortuitous!

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Note added at 5 days (2008-09-08 09:05:28 GMT) Post-grading
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That's fine. Though there are plenty of services and agencies ("acting on behalf of" is what that means too) who do not serve anyone's best interests except their own!!

Helen Shiner
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:27
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Yes, sounds very much like it. Thanks a lot!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Actually I changed "service" to "agency", as their activities weren't exactly in the service of the people ....


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agree  Ellen Kraus
28 mins
  -> thank you, Ellen
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Wie Helen richtig anführt, Volkseigener Erfassungs- und Aufkaufbetrieb. Erfasst und aufgekauft werden primär landwirtschaftliche Erzeugnisse

Ellen Kraus
Austria
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Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 2

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  Helen Shiner: Yes, I should have mentioned that it had an agricultural application in my translation, too.
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Changes made by editors
Sep 8, 2008 - Changes made by Krokodil:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/10915">Krokodil's</a> old entry - "Erfassungsstelle (VEAB-)" » "registration service/office (Volkseigener Erfassungs- und Aufkaufbetrieb)"
Sep 8, 2008 - Changes made by Krokodil:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/10915">Krokodil's</a> old entry - "Erfassungsstelle (VEAB-)" » "registration service (Volkseigene Erfassungs- und Aufkaufbetrieb)"


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