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Category: Translation - Yiddish
Approval Date: 1/9/2013 3:07 PM
Family Surname: Lelonek
Country: Poland
Town: Sierpc
Date of Image: 1947
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Page 1: Letter written by Moshe Lelonek from the Lampertheim DO Camp in Germany to the Sherptser Relief Committee in NY. Please provide any genealogical info, information about survival during the Holocaust, life in the DP camp and resettlement options.

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1/11/2013 1:14 AM This and the next page don't give any genealogical information or any information on how these people survived the genocide. Moshe Lelonek is married and has a 2-year-old daughter for whom he asks the relief committee to send warm clothes (wool) and shoes because he can't get those items in the displaced persons camp and the winter is already there, they feel the cold in their bones. He works at the DP camp school and asks the relief committe to send him a Hebrew-Yiddish-Hebrew dictionary. He says they came to the DP camp with the understanding that it was a temporary arrangement, but they have already started their second year there and they see no light at the end of the tunnel as the situation, in all its aspects, gets worse every day.
Underneath is the decision taken by the committee: to send him a parcel with clothes for the child and the dictionary he asked for.

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