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Submitted by Joel Blankett

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Yiddish
Approval Date: 5/22/2022 11:51 AM
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I would much appreciate any help in translating the Yiddish text on the back of a photo. The photo was found in an old family album belonging to a branch of my family from Leningrad/St.Petersburg. Thanks !

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5/24/2022 7:35 AM For Hella (?)

My beloved dear ones, I am sending you my picture card (?). for this entire time you have not earned a statmnent of what I am in America, and you haven't written to me, but I forgive you and I think of you many times of your children, they are already grown (?) and are going on a way is Libikk'eh(?) studying or is he doing some other work and what are the Beriki (?) children doing? I would like to know this your aunt Chaye'teh (?)

signature is in Russian.

Regards
Jack Berger
Mahwah, NJ

5/26/2022 3:20 AM The writer is struggling a bit with her Yiddish. At times she writes "sh" instead of "s" - typical of the Litvak (Lithuanian) way of speaking.
Some of her words:
כאץ = כאטש = even though
גריישע = גרייסע = big (grown up, in this context, adult, as suggested by the first translator)
קיין אם = קיינעם

"I am sending you my picture even though [כאטש] you didn't earn it from me, the whole time I've been in America you have written no greetings "


"...and what are the other ["ibberdiki"] children doing?"

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