Letter #

267

Author: 
Harry Haubenstock

Date:

10/1/42

Summary:

Answering Sala's question if he loves her, Harry writes, "There are no words for my love and all I can say is that you are my first real love." He mentions his distress at Sala's request for him to leave the camp, even though she is unable to join him.

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Full Translation

Dearest Salusia, I was very happy about your letter, only I missed your kiss at the end of the letter. You ask me in your letter whether I love you. There are no words for my love and all I can say is that you are my first real love and you will always remain that. I don’t know, dearest Salusia, only I’m somewhat upset that you already said twice that I should go when I feel like it. It isn’t right that you’re persuading me to go, knowing that you can’t presently come with me. I’m only thinking of going when you can come also. I just feel, and I might be wrong there, that Janosch doesn’t like me and nothing good would come of your remaining here. I also feel that it would be a sacrifice for you to come with me and leaving Mila and Janosch behind. I am, as you know only too well, ready for any sacrifice, only I would like to hear loud and clear what it is you want. You know the conditions here and I’m also upset what you told me about L. F.. (no end)