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Submitted by Patricia Klindienst

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Category: Translation - Yiddish
Approval Date: 7/8/2012 4:01 PM
Family Surname: Zwik? Turik?
Country: Canada
Town: Windsor
Date of Image: 1917-18
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7/9/2012 11:35 AM If I'm right, the name of the writer is Sem Yorik (Sam Jurik).
7/13/2012 2:12 PM Hi Patricia,

this is the transkription of your letter. Sorry for I haven't the time for a translation, yet.


libe frayndins! Moli un Lina, ikh
hob fun aykh erhalten apasel, un merkvirdik
iz dos vos ikh veys nit fun veymen dos iz, keyn
nomen iz nito, eyn god tref, ikh hob aykh
nekhten deym 31ten Dzshuley, avek geshikt aleter
un tsu aykh Lina hob ikh oykh geshriben letste
vokh geshriben a leter oyf velkhen ikh hob nokh
keyn entfer nit gihat, alzo! hofendik az di
vokh vel ikh (h)oben fun aykh entfer oyf mayn
ershten leter. un azoy vayter. yetst vilt ir
visn vos es (h)ert zikh bay mir? ho keyne
nayes, vi ken iber(h)oypt zayn bay mir
iber(h)oypt nayes ven ikh bin opgerisen fun
der tsivilizatye, opgerisen fun deym leyben
und intiresloz. hober nit azoy vi du!
keyne nayes, nayes ekspekte ikh fun aykh
tsivilizirte menshen,
2
nayes muzt ir mer (h)oben far mir, un akhuts deym
shraybt ir , ikh veys nit ver!un ayer pasel
az ir vet mir shrayben nayes, vi es zeyt oys
hot ir yo vos tsushrayben, nor,.., neyn
ikh velnit zogin vorum ir tut dos nit, meglikh
ir hot givolt (h)eren fun mir epes mer podrob-
ne, yedenfals, ikh volt gikent oyspilen
aleter fun a fuftsen hoder tsvantsig podzshes
nor ikh vel (h)eren fun aykh, vi ir filt
zikh on mir. tsi bankt ir nokh mir, un tsi
dermont ir mikh iber(h)oypt ven es muz..alzo
kurts. shraybt fun ales man shraybt fil. ir
fragt mikh Lina, hoder Moli, vi lang ikh
vel do shteyen? dos veys ikh nit, haynt Doner-
shtek iz given a dreft(?) un men hot tsugenumen
bay (h)ondert yuden, do heyst az morgen
Freytek foren zey ob nokh London, un
mir? meglikh az mir zolen shteyen do iber
vokhen. un meglikh az men vet unz transpor-
tiren . un ibarleyg arum..

3
yedenfals meygt ir shrayben a groysen, groysen leter, un
ven ikh vel afile do nit zayn vel ikh im dokh
erhalten, un ir meygt zikher zayn az ikh vel
aykh entfern in tsayt, un shrayben vel ikh aykh
oykh nit mer vi ir mir. vel ikh shrayben azoy
fil vifil ir vet mir shrayben. vos nokh? frayn-
dins, ikh bin zikher az in der kantri
hot ir nokh nit gizeyen azelkhe sheyne
panorames. vizxx akh vi vunderbar
sheyn do iz. –neyn neyn ikh mayn nit dos leyben
fun di soldaten. nor di natur arum
un arum, alzo kurts, es iz oysgetsey-
khent interesant , Lina! ikh beyt aykh
beshraybt vi hot ir zikh gefilt in der
kantri, ikh bin zikher az far der tsayt
hot ir mir afile nit gilozt grisen , nu
ikh ensholdek aykh nit kukendik daroyf vos
ir hot zikh haynt tsu ensholdeken…(kibets)

4
ikh volt gikent shrayben zeyer fil, nor ikh
vel yetst nit, neyn, ikh vil yetst nit, vorum
far gornit, es iz akapriz in setshal
alzo ikh vel yetst endigen mayn leter vinshendik
aykh ales beste fun mir ayer fraynt Sem
Yorik, ikh hob aykh mayn letsten leter
geshriben az ikh vel aykh shiken piktshes,
yo, ikh vel dos tuen, nor dan ven ikh vel
fun aykh erhalten abrif, azoy az ikh
zol darfon leynen agantse shtunde.- nokh
amol adye, a(h)ertslikhen grus aykh Lina un Moli
un hayere elteren. fun tifen (h)ertsen, nu Lina,
ikh hob zikh mit aykh nit gizeygent un ikh
hob zikh darum nit tsikusht mit aykh. oyb
ir hot gor nit dogeygen vel ikh aykh
yetst a kush ton, entfert oyb ir sheymt aykh nit
nokh amol adye, adye, adye,
fun mir Sem Yorik S. Jurik
bald entfer un asakh..

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