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Submitted by Sarah A Cohen

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Category: Translation - Yiddish
Approval Date: 1/3/2016 6:30 PM
Family Surname: Jegelwel Yegelwel
Country: Belarus
Town: Abramowo Plesische Brest
Date of Image: 1920 30s or 40s
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This is one of 4 pages of this letter.

This page is the first page. Three more pages are posted immediately following this one, numbered 2, 3, and 5.

This page and the pages numbered 2 and 3 appear to be written by Hannah. The page numbered 5 is signed at the bottom by Osnah.

Please translate the letter's contents as directly as possible. I have tried to remove background color and sharpen the clarity of the letters. Hopefully, I have succeeded enough to make the words and letters legible.

The following family members' names may be included in the letter in some form: Toba, Esther, Michla, Shayna, Baruch, Welwel, Shmuel, Feige, Asna, Hannah, Avraham.

With deep appreciation and thanks for your help,

Sarah Cohen

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2/4/2013 10:43 AM Just wanted to say that in my view this letter has only 3 pages (VM 911,912,& 913), so that there is no "page 1 or page 4" missing.
Page 5 (VM 914) is in a different handwriting and is the last page of a different letter.
Do these letters have a date/year that you know of? From the envelope perhaps? I am asking because
in the letter there is talk of the despair caused by a visa refusal by the American consul and this could be from the period in the 1920s in which the American government started specifically targetting East European Jews with an immigration stop (to "preserve" the existing percentages of the different "races" among the American population, if memory serves me right).

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