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Submitted by Sheryl Silberg

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Category: Translation - Yiddish
Family Surname: Silberg, Beder
Country: Lithuania
Town: Birzai
Date of Image: 1941
  My late grandmother left Birzai, Lithuania in 1925 bound for South Africa. One sister left for Brazil. The other sisters and their mother remained. In August 1941 the family and their children were murdered. It was not spoken about in the South African family. I discovered all this only recently.
Last weekend I discovered that the Brazilian sister kept a trove of correspondence sent from Birzai. Her daughter had been storing these papers but wasn’t able to get the Yiddish translated. I have now made it my mission to get everything translated.
The last item of correspondence is the short card I have posted on Viewmate. It appears to have been written in 1941 – possibly the last correspondence sent. There is another short item I will post on Viewmate when I get a better scan.
The longer letters I will take to a translator.
I would be so grateful if someone can translate the Yiddish so I can share it with our family.
Sincere thanks
Sheryl Silberg
New York, NY

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