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Submitted by Deborah Samuel Holman

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Category: Translation - German
Approval Date: 5/8/2022 2:30 PM
Family Surname: LICHTENTHAL
Country: Austria
Town: Vienna
Date of Image: April 8, 1954
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This is page 1 of a 6-page letter from my great-grandparents, Sigmund and Rosa Lichtenthal to their lawyer, Robert Janowitz in Vienna, Austria. I think it has to do with obtaining reparations for losses from the Holocaust.

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5/11/2022 4:38 AM I'm not an English native speaker and cannot translate entire letters, but this letter is addressed to Mr. Goldner, and he seems to be located in USA. He is supposed to contact Senator Alex Wiley from Wisconsin, who should endorse the application and forward it to the state dep. and send copies to Austrian embassador in Washington, Dr.Gruber.
This does not sound like instructions to a lawyer in Vienna.
5/13/2022 2:36 AM Hello Deborah,
here my translation:
Dear Mr. Goldner!
Enclosed you will find attachments and documents, from all these expedients, I would like you to submit a submission to the Senator Alex Wiley from Wisconsin for forwarding and endorsement to the State Department (Dallas) and a copy to the Austrian Ambassador, Dr. Gruber in Washington and a cover letter for each.
I ask you + to take your time +, I'll pay for it! I also ask you to send me a copy of every submission and every cover letter. I assume that you will have the opportunity, dear Mr. Goldner, to ask the gentlemen personally to take care of this matter and to settle it as soon as possible. I'm going it alone because I don't expect much from organizations, and I would also like to ask you not to spread the word about this matter as long as we don't have a positive settlement. The Austrian government wants to postpone all reparations until they have a peace treaty and have received 8 billion from Germany and think that by then everyone involved will have died.? But we want to enjoy it with them while they are still alive. And now I come to the point
+ I mean to go to Washington +

regards
Ines Klein

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