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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
Town: VIENNA
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. The end portion is written to my mom who was almost 7 at the time. This is image 2 of 2

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6/6/2020 2:59 AM Doris Zeichnungen sind großartig. Hoffentlich kriegt sie nicht meine Schrift. In die Schule bin ich niemals zu spät gekommen, das muss von Dir oder Wally erblich sein! Die Eltern schildern Paul in den besten Farben, wie er sich benommen hat, das ist recht schön von ihn(en), hoffentlich kommt jetzt die Stunde bald wo wir alle an einem Tisch sitzen. Deine Zeichnung der Wohnung ist sehr deutlich. Hoffentlich kriege ich auf diesen Brief keine Antwort nach Wien, eventuell zu Bäch. Es küsst Dich und Mama und Emil
Paul

LIEBE DORIS! NUN KOMMT DEIN VATI BALD ZU DIR. SEI RECHT BRAV, HILF DER MUTI, SEI EIN GUTES KIND UND KOMM JA NIRGEND ZU SPÄT! SONST MUSS ICH NOCH WARTEN, BIS ICH ZU DIR KOMME. ES KÜSST DICH DEIN VATER.




Doris' drawings are great. I hope she doesn't get my handwriting. I was never late for school, it must be hereditary from you or Wally! The parents describe Paul in the best colours how he behaved, that's quite nice of them, hopefully the time will come soon when we all sit at the same table. Your drawing of the flat is very clear. Hopefully I will not get an answer to this letter to Vienna, maybe to Bäch. It kisses you and Mama and Emil
Paul

DEAR DORIS! NOW YOUR DADDY WILL COME TO YOU SOON. BE A GOOD GIRL; HELP YOUR MOM, BE A GOOD CHILD AND DON'T BE LATE ANYWHERE! OTHERWISE I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL I COME TO YOU. YOUR FATHER KISSES YOU.

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