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Submitted by Hillary Einziger

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Category: Translation - Yiddish
Approval Date: 11/11/2012 4:00 PM
Family Surname: Hackman, Hochman
Country: Poland
Town: Zamosc
Date of Image: 1921
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My great-grandmother's brother, David Hackman, came to the US from Poland. He applied for citizenship. In 1921, he applied for a passport to go back to Poland and get his wife and sons. A few years later, his citizenship application was canceled, and I don't know what happened to him after that. This Yiddish letter was in his passport application. This is just the first page -- there are two more pages. I wanted to know what this letter said, because it might have a clue as to what happened to him later.

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6/29/2012 12:52 PM Hi Hillary,

do you still need translation help ?
11/12/2012 12:11 AM "With the help of God, Zamosc, the third day of (the week in which section) Chukat (of the Torah is read: around the month of June).
Dearly beloved husband David (followed by two words I can't make out with certainty),
First of all I want to tell that myself and the dear children are all, thank God, in good health. May God let us hear the same from you.
Dear husband, I have received your letter and your parcel(not sure about this word) and you ask me if I received the 900 dollars. I have collected the money at the Hias in Warsaw. As regards travelling, I can tell you that I can't travel. Firstly, because nobody wants to buy the houses from me because you are not here, nobody wants to buy from me. Secondly, I can't travel alone with the children on such a difficult journey as it is today."

In many places the smudges make difficult reading; the remarks between brackets are mine.
Hope this has helped you.
11/15/2012 3:00 PM Thanks!
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