Letter #

54

Author: 
Raizel Garncarz

Date:

5/13/41

Summary:

Raizel writes that the family is sending Sala a smaller-than-usual package because of the "dire straights" surrounding the family. She says that they recently received 4 RM 20 PF (from the community?). Raizel continues that she found out that Sala is supposed to earn 20 PF per day, but seems to only earn 15 PF every four weeks, and asks Sala to tell her exactly how much she makes. Also, their mother remains in a sickly state, and Raizel says that a visit by Sala will undoubtedly aid her recovery.

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Full Translation

Dear Sala, Here we write again. At long last, we're sending you the clothes you asked for: the "dreppen, paskis, pluskiewki", a gray silk blouse, Blima's black dress that was torn at the "latys". I can't think of anything more because I am presently over at L.D.'s... Yes, concerning food, we unfortunately sent very little: Some cookies, a lemon, some sugar. If it weren't for these dire straights, things would be different, Sala, believe me! Today we received 4 RM 20 pfennigs, imagine. They say that you are entitled to 30 pfennigs per day and that you actually received 15 pf for 28 days. That's what they're saying, but nobody knows for sure. Please tell us exactly how much you're making, but write clearly. Then, thank God, our dear mother is feeling better, maybe she will be able to get up soon. It's about time, but she is still very weak. Only one thing is sure: If you came, she would be well. I believe and I'm quite sure, that you'll be here for the holidays to calm our dear mother down. Otherwise there is nothing special to impart. We are well and getting ready to have a guest. Is Mila G. with you? She left home for work but she hasn't written yet. Warm regards and kisses from all of us. Give best regards to the Pachta family, regards from L.D., husband and children.