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Letter #


Raizel Garncarz




The coincidence of the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, and their deteriorating circumstances seems to prompt Raizel to to write, "May God always look after you. [It seems] He turned away from here, we imagined things to be differently…" She forwards their parents' request that Sala observe Yom Kippur. Raizel also writes that they will give a certain purse with money to Ala the next time they see her.

Full Translation

Dear Sala, Just now, we received mail from you and we had very mixed feelings, because we haven't had any news for so long, but this is over now. We are happy that you got back to Geppersdorf safely. May God always look after you. [It seems] he turned away from here, we imagined things to be differently, but now it's Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and how can one have such angry thoughts? And you yourself wrote that you had prepared yourself for the last day [day of judgement?] which is good. We were very upset because you didn't take anything from us with you; it looks as if we always have to have something to aggravate us [agmys nefysch]. There we were, baking something and it didn't turned out well. What can you do about it? One can only pray for nothing worse to happen. We can't help talking about this until today. We haven't seen Ala, but don't worry, we'll give her the purse(?) with the money when we'll see her next time. Thank you for the good wishes for the New Year, the same to you. Our dear parents ask you to observe Yom Kippur. Nothing new here; we are all, thank God, well, and kiss you from afar. Please give our regards to the gentleman who added that line. Many regards from L.D., husband and children. Good night. May you always have/be "rahaja" with everyone.

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