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Submitted by Carol Sicherman

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - German
Approval Date: 8/3/2016 4:21 PM
Family Surname: Sicherman
Country: Poland
Town: Prague
Date of Image: 20 Mar. 1917
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This card was sent by Private Jacob Isak Sicherman to his wife, Matel (Matylda), who was living with her father, Markus S. Schiff. His military duty was escorting deserters back to their bases, which is why he was in Prague. The next day he sent another card from Prague (Theresienstadt). He was used to traveling considerable distances. On 17 Mar. he was in Vienna, and on 24 Mar. in Troppau (if my dating is correct). In this card, insofar as I can read anything, he refers to his own base, which was Cracow. I would be grateful for (a) a transcription of his message and (b) a translation. This card is one of 104 related cards in a book that I am preparing for publication.

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On  Response 
8/19/2016 9:32 AM Graz Bahnstation am 20.3. 1917
Liebste Matel leb [...]
Ich fahr noch 4 stunden weiter nur
mu[ss] hier obischen worten ich mö[chte] in Stadt gehn lässt man ober hier nicht werde Morgen Abends schon zurück in Krakau sein können.
Zeichne mit ganz herz.[lichen] Grüße u. Küse
von [...] [...] Jacob


Graz train station 20.3. 1917
Deraest Matel leb [...]
I will drive on 4 hours more, but at the moment I have to wait a bit. Ich wanted to go intio the town, but we are not free to do so here. Tomorrow evening I will already be at Krakau again.
I sign with cordial greetings and kisses from
von [...] [...] Jacob

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