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Category: Translation - Yiddish
Approval Date: 3/24/2013 4:28 PM
Family Surname: Greenstein
Country: Germany
Town: Waldstadt
Date of Image: April 1, 1946
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I would appreciate as accurate a translation as possible. Thiw letter received from a Holocaust survivor in a displaced persons camp in Germany.

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3/25/2013 3:35 AM In the first half of this letter addressed to his uncle, aunt, and cousins, he thanks God for his health and says he is now in Munich to search for Mikhl [an enhanced resolution would help a lot here] and is taking the opportunity to send them a short letter in Yiddish because he cannot send by post just like that letters in Yiddish. He also says that he is now in a displaced persons camp, Poking [? idem ditto!], located about 150 kilometers from Munich. They can write to the address given and maybe also send him something, although it will take a long time before he gets it. This is the third displaced persons camp where he is staying...

The handwriting is clear but too small to be read fluently and with certainty, especially the second half of the letter. I'd recommend to upload a sharper picture or an enhanced scan with higher resolution, because when I zoom in I lose focus.

Hope this helps you anyway.
3/25/2013 3:42 AM If I read the name of the DP camp right, then here is some more info: http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/dp/camp24.htm

Hope this helps.
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