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Category: Interpretation
Approval Date: 8/19/2020 3:48 PM
Family Surname: Edit
Country: Poland
Town: Vidzy
Date of Image: May 8, 1938
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Please help me translate the reverse side of this same postcard written in Yiddish by my great grandfather's sister Roza Edit. The card comes from the town of Widze (now Vidzy Belarus) which during the interwar period was part of Poland. It is addressed to her niece, my Grandmother Rose (Reizl)(Mrs. A) Malet.
Roza Edit, who was born in 1861, immigrated to the US in 1923 and took the oath for citizenship but according to family lore was unhappy with her family and life in Philadelphia where she worked as a domestic, and returned to Widze in the 1930s. We believed Roza Edit died in the Shoah "trying to escape". She would have been 80 years old and a widow when the Nazi's invaded. This card is dated 1938.
This second of two images represents the reverse side of the post card. (see also the attached address side above.) Thank you.

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8/20/2020 11:19 AM To my beloved, precious Rayzelah darling and your dear (illegible--probably husband's name) and your dear children! Dear Rayzelah, I answered your letters. But I must tell you that I did not receive the 3 dollars from Papa and you. Maybe you should inquire at the Post Office. I don't understand why it didn't arrive. Don't feel sorry. Perhaps if you send me the rest I will ask at the Post Office why it didn't arrive. Maybe you should also ask at the Post Office. It is a shame for the 3 dollars to be lost. It's been a long time that I received money from the ship. I thought maybe it will still come. But unfortunately it didn't come. Pesach is over. I kiss you and wish you all good health. Your Aunt Rosa.
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