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Kayman Letter 12: By Ze'ev/Wolf Kayman

Written to Eliezer and family in Australia

January 1940 [Date deduced from the Parsha of the week listed at the top of the letter]

Postcard with Russian stamp and postmark
Stamped "Passed by Censor V68"
Written by: Wolf Kayman, Szczuczyn [Name and return address is written in Russian]
Sent to: Mr L Kayman, 80 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern, Melbourne


Dear Children,

We are alive and well. We are now classified as White Russians. It is reasonably quiet here.

Nison [Eliezer's younger brother] was a Prisoner of War in Germany for 14 weeks. He returned last month. His luck was that he got ill. His legs were swollen as a result of hunger and that caused the Germans to let him go. About 370 young people are still being held by the Germans among them [Rabbi] Lipe Chaim.

How are you all? I received your cable. Be well and write often. Don't send any money. A parcel would be appreciated.

Your father,

Ze'ev Kayman


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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