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Kayman Letter 04: By Ze'ev/Wolf Kayman

Written to Eliezer in Australia

This letter is undated, but the text suggests that it was written around June 23, 1937 and accompanied Letter 3.

Letter with no envelope

Dear Eliezer,

I have written to you at your own address. I happen to be at Yedidi's who said that I can't be certain that my letter will reach you and suggested that I write again and send this letter together with his.

[There is a standard repetition of his blessings and good wishes]

Prices of food are going up. Corn is over 30, potatoes 6, black bread 32-38 [currency is groschen per kilogram]. The rains have arrived. As I'm writing this, a downpour accompanied by hail has lasted two hours. Cattle have come down [in price] by 50 [percent].

[The letter finishes with the standard expressions and good wishes]

Letters contributed by Selina Kayman.

Translation from Yiddish to English by Israel Kipen.
Edited by: Selina Kayman and Jose Gutstein.
Editor's notes are entered in [brackets].

Copyright 2004 by Jewish Holocaust Museum & Research Centre in Australia, Selina Kayman and Jose Gutstein.
All rights reserved to the original letter and the translation.

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