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Category: Translation - Yiddish
Approval Date: 12/20/2015 4:15 PM
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This postcard was sent by my maternal grandfather, David MIRMOVITSCH, during WW I - probably in 1916 - to my grandmother,Malke,then living in Helsinki, Finland. My gf had been conscripted to the Russian army in Finland and sent to somewhere in Eastern Europe, most probably to the Galician front.
The reverse side of the postcard (not shown here) shows 1) a railway station with the town/village name "Skala", and 2) a border crossing / customs office building. The text is in Russian and Polish.
I would much appreciate help in translating the Yiddish and especially the locations named in the text.

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12/22/2015 5:03 PM Tuesday June 28, ?Astetzkeh Skala
Dear Malka and children,
I am now in the ?Astetzkeh as I am traveling __. This is the first ?Astetzkeh that we are over the border. I will travel further from here. I am traveling with an __ (ax?)so that I can go to Zarnevitz? Nothing is new with me. I am thank God healthy. Write me about how you and your wonderful children are and what is new with you. Don't worry, I am writing that you ____ my (post)cards. I have not received any further letters from you. ————. I hope you are well. Send regards to my beloved son ?Michel,my beloved daughter Malke, and all of our kin. From your husband, father, David ?adieu adieu (French for see you again)
12/23/2015 8:57 AM There's printed on the card in Polish:
Nakładem (Nakł.) - pubished by 
Messing (the name)
Skała (town, today Ukraine, pre 1939 Poland)
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