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[Letchworth date stamp:] 8 December 1940[1]

 

WE ARE ALLRIGHT. HAVE EVERYTHING. WRITE SALI NEURATH[2], A[M]ERIKA. FAR[3] ME ITS PITTY MUCH MONTEY[4] FOR TELEGRAMME. ARE YOU THREE[5] WORKING. WE HAD TO LEAVE SABAC[6] BUT MUST STAY HERE ANY MOUTH[7]. ARE SRUL AND LEO AT HOME[8].

WEINSTOCK  ZANTLIUSKA 5

 

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  [1]     This telegram was sent from Sabac to Golders Green and redirected to Sollershott East, a road in Letchworth, to which the family had moved. It is the reply to the telegram sent by the children (with 50 words of reply prepaid) that was received on 5 December 1940 (see the letter of that date) and again referred to in the letter of 23 December 1940.

  [2]     See footnotes to letters of 16 August and 23 December 1940.

  [3]     For, meaning “to pass on to me”.

  [4]     Money.

  [5]     Presumably Feige, Sara and Naftoli.

  [6]     We were supposed to leave Sabac.

  [7]     One month, or perhaps: another month.

  [8]     This question, as in other places, is really asking whether they have had to go to the army.

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