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Category: Translation - Polish
Approval Date: 5/6/2020 3:26 PM
Family Surname: KATZ
Country: Poland
Town: Kobilnica Ruska
Date of Image: February 1939
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Fourth part of 5 (they follow) from a letter written to my father David who had just arrived in Tangier, fleeing from Italy and formerly from Poland and Germany.
The letter was written by one of his sisters who remained with his father in Galicia.
There was a first translation but not very clear, could you please have someone who can do it again ?
Thank you so much in advance.
kind regards
Rose Katz

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5/11/2020 2:37 PM Yesterday she went to visit her cousin whos husband is cousing of Baki? Balci? Karg? there she also met Balcia they got introduced and while talking this cousing together with Balcia were saying that Balcia were going out with a boy and something happened, this boy left her, then she got engaged to one from Italii??, but now she is again talking to the (first boy) and they go out together and they are waiting for this one from Italia to sent (...michili? i cannot figure out what would she need to be sent back to her after broken engagement, this word doesnt resemblence anything close to ring, maybe you know what could it be?) because she wants to get engaged to this one who she is going out with
When Pech finished listening to this story, she did not admit that she knows you, but she could not hold back completely and asked why she got engaged (here the sentence doesnt make too much sense to me, but i will try translating as much as i can) and she said she wanted to show him that she will get engaged even though he (..didnt want her? i am not fully sure what this word is, I think it says that he didnt want her), but now this one wants to get engaged
You know that there is nothing you can find out from Pech but this got her so irritated that she came to tell me this straight away,over there of course she didnt admit that she knows you.
I heard this long time ago, i said to Dowkoni?? and Dowka Ruli she denied it but now it looks like it was all true. So today I went to Dowka? but uncle is ill so I could not say anything I am looking for Rula, the truth is I am angry with Rula and Genia but I have to ask what would she say if you wrote to her that you dont want Balcia because you have another? Rula would then not leave you live, but because it happened the other way around she keeps talking so much and covers Balcia that its only because she doesnt want Balcia to go so far away.

This is downright blatant lie even though i dont trust Rula, she knew about everything and she also got you into this and still she dares to open her mouth to (...) but i will meet up with her. You my dear can only be happy that it all happened this way, as what kind of life you would have with her, if she was with someone else for few years and she loves him. I beg you do not do anything bad to yourself and dont let her deceive you, most than anything, give it a time, let her beau wait, they dont have to get engaged straight away and since yesterday I made a decision i will not allow to give back to her even a penny. What does she think it is a toy? She should thank God
5/13/2020 11:49 AM Yesterday she went to visit her cousin [female], who is married to Balcia Karg's cousin. Balcia was also there. They got to know one another and when they were talking this cousin and Balcia were telling a story, that Balcia used to date a boy, later something happened, either the boy [just] left her or they were [both] angry at one another, so she got engaged to one from Italy, but now after apologising to one another they are back together, and now they are waiting for her [fiance] from Italy to send a mechila [Hebrew term for forgiveness and returning to a previous state of a relationship] because she wants to get engaged with the one she's dating.

Szyjna Pech listened to all of this, she didn't admit that she knows you, but couldn't keep it to herself any longer and asked Balcia why she got engaged [to the man in Italy], it was because she wanted to show [the first boyfriend] that she could get engaged even if he didn't want her, but now the first boyfriend wants to get engaged, so she's just waiting to clear things with the one from Italy. You know that one can never find anything out from the Pechs, but this situation caught her so off-guard that she ran to me straight after this to tell me all of this, even if she didn't admit there that she knows you.

I heard about this a long time ago, I talked about it with Dowka, and Dowka told Rula, but she [Rula] said it couldn't be so, but now it seems to be true. I went to Dowka today but because Uncle is sick I couldn't speak [with her]. I'm looking for Rula, even if truth be told I'm angry at her and Genia, but I have to ask her what she would say if you were to write that you don't want Balcia because you have another [woman]? If that happened, Rula would give Dad no peace, but as the opposite happened, she talks non-stop, covering [for Balcia], saying they [Balcia's family] don't want Balcia to move so far [to Italy].

This is a bare-faced lie. Today I don't have any trust in Rula, she knew about everything and [still] led you into this [situation], and on top of that she dares to fill dad's ears, but I will meet with her.

You, my dear Dowid, can only be happy that it's gone like it has, because what life would you have if she [Balcia] has had another for years, and she loves him. I beg you don't do anything bad to yourself and don't let anyone sway you, and most of all, take your time, let her bachelor wait a bit, he doesn't have to get engaged [straight away] and yesterday I decided I will not let [you] give her [Balcia] back one groshen. They think this is a joke, they should thank God that [end of page]
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