ViewMate translation request - Yiddish #translation
A small percentage of Jewish immigrants to America ended up voluntarily returning to the Old Country. My great aunt Roza was one of these.
Please help me translate this postcard written in Yiddish by my great grandfather's sister Roza Edit. The card comes from the town of Widze (now Vidzy in Belarus) which during the interwar period fell within the expanded borders of Poland. It is addressed to her niece, my Grandmother Rose (Reizl) Malet.
Roza Edit (nee Friedland), who was born in 1861, emigrated to the US in 1923. She was a widow. According to family lore, Roza was unhappy with life in Philadelphia where she was relegated to working as a domestic, and returned to Widze sometime in the 1930s. Her family was impacted by the Depression which may have factored into her decision and she may have had a son back home. We believed Roza Edit died during the Shoah "trying to escape". She would have been 80 years old when the Germans invaded and would have had little chance of survival. This postcard is dated May 8, 1938. Roza used every inch of the card, writing vertically in the margins.
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MALATZKY, FRIEDLAND, KACHERGINSKY from Vidzy; FREEDLAND from London