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Submitted by Deborah Samuel Holman

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - German
Approval Date: 6/3/2020 3:21 PM
Family Surname: LICHTENTHAL
Country: Austria
Date of Image: Feb. 11, 1939
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This letter was written by my grandfather to his wife Rose the day of or day after his release from Buschenwald. I know it references his trip to USA. I don't need a word-for-word translation (Unless you want to do that!) a general idea of the important points is fine. This is image 1 of 2

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6/6/2020 1:44 AM Wien, am 11. Februar 1939

Liebes Mukl(?),

Endlich bin ich zu Hause und kann Dir wirklich schreiben. Ich werde am 25. II. zu Bätz/Bäch (Hoffentlich!) fahren. Ich höre, Du warst bis jetzt sehr aufgeregt. Das kann ich verstehen und ehrt Dich sehr. Jetzt aber tritt der normale Zustand ein. Mir geht es gut, ich bin dick und fett, sehr gut erholt und arbeitsfähig. Darum tue alles, damit ich dort zu einer Arbeit komme und ich niemand zur Last falle. Ich habe alle Deine Briefe in Wien gelesen und bin entsprechend im Bilde. Die Kur, die ich gemacht habe, war bitter, aber sehr gesund, darum sei jetzt vernünftig, wirf kein Geld hinaus, sei die Frau, die ich mir wünsche und brauche.

Vienna, on 11 February 1939

Dear Mukl(?),

I'm finally home and I can really write to you. I will go to Bätz/Bäch (hopefully!) on the 25/II. I hear you were very nervous until now. I can understand that and this honors you much. But now the normal state of affairs is coming. I am well, I am thick and fat, very well recovered and able to work. Therefore, do everything possible so that I can get a job there and not be a burden to anyone. I have read all your letters in Vienna and am accordingly informed. The cure I took was bitter, but very healthy, so be sensible now, don't throw money out, be the woman I want and need.

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