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[Letterhead in Polish, Yiddish, and
Authority of the Jewish Kehilla
Szczuczyn, 4th day of Sivan 5697, May 14,
To: Division of Immigration and Labor of
the Jewish Agency, Tel Aviv
According to the request of our resident,
Mr. Feivl Shtern, we hereby certify that for more than two years he has been in
a very terrible situation and he has no possibility of supporting his family.
According to his trade as a butcher, they took away his license to sell meat
even prior to the publication of the law forbidding ritual slaughter because of
taxes which he owes the government. His impoverishment was so bad that he did
not have the possibility of paying the taxes; they took everything from him,
even household effects, and he is left with nothing.
Understandably that with the currently
prevailing conditions and the situation in the meat trade in Poland, he has been
distanced completely from his trade and has no other means of getting along, and
a whole family is dying of hunger. To the extent possible, he gets support from
the committee of the Kehilla, but to our great regret, our situation is also
difficult and many are in need.
We hereby certify that his difficult
situation is without remedy and appeal to you with a request for his aliyah with
his family to the Land of Israel.
We know him to be a man of good ability
and courageous for all work and he will not become a burden to anyone.
Secretary: (signature illegible)
Chairman: (signature illegible)