A postcard sent by Herman Beitner from Lwow to Palestine during World War II

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  • Photo taken in:
    Lvov
    Year when photo was taken:
    1940
    Country name at time of photo:
    Occupied Poland 1939-1945
    Country name today:
    Ukraine

This is a postcard sent from Lwow to Palestine by my father, Herman Beitner.

At the beginning of the Nazi occupation we ran away with my brother and Father to Lwow. Father is writing in Yiddish to his brother, Jakub, in Palestine. There's a stamp: 'Palestine, pass by censor' and next to it: 'USSR.'

I don't know what Father is writing about, I don't know the Yiddish language. [According to a translation from Yiddish:

the card is addressed to 'brothers, brothers-in-law and children,' Mrs. Wygodzka's father writes that he has been in Lwow since November 1939, that he is working at an office and has registered as a refugee.

He also writes that Eni is in Vilnius and Balbina with the two children in Sosnowiec. He asks for a prompt reply and sends his warmest greetings.]

There's the date when the card was written: 30th March 1940. Soon before the war with Germany broke out.

Interview details

Interviewee: Irena Wygodzka
Interviewer:
Zuzanna Schnepf
Month of interview:
May
Year of interview:
2005
Warsaw, Poland

KEY PERSON

Herman Beitner
Jewish name:
Herszel
Year of birth:
1890
Decade of birth:
1890
City of birth:
Bedzin
Country name at time of birth:
Germany
Year of death:
1941
City of death:
Lwow
Country of death:
USSR
Occupation
before WW II:
Real estate manager

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation

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