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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 3 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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5/13/2022 3:53 AM And those who complained to the county government were detained and had to sign to leave the country within 30 days. My son Paul, who was a co-owner, was taken to Dachau and later to Buchenwald, where he stay 2 years and contracted an ailment that still hinders his work today, so that he is dependent on his wife's additional income. They didn't give us, my wife and me, a penny during the 2 1/2 years. They always operated with new excuses and lies, so we were forced to live in a sublet in a room and be supported by good friends. The whole thing was aimed at expropriation, robbery, theft of the company, so among many robberies one night in the main warehouse XI at Hauptstra├če 94 were taken away in a large delivery van, according to the narrative of the housekeeper, about 4000 pairs of shoes, mostly from the company "Bally" (Flaschain), and as I found out to

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