Postcard to Polya from Tsillie April 8, 1914 A
Postcard from Tsillie to Poline April 8, 1914
March 8, 2018
Postcard to Poline from Aron Arpil 7, 1914 Odessa A
Postcard from Aron to Poline April 7, 1914 Odessa
March 8, 2018

Letter from Aron to Poline April 9, 1914

Letter to Poline from Aron April 8, 1914 envelope A

Letter to Poline from Aron
April 9, 1914
Blue envelope
Kishinev to Paris
Rue Vieille du Temple 41

Soul –

My dear, my darling Polinka. Welcome, my dear soul, Polinka. It is 12:00 am. I arrived this morning at 8:00. I slept only one day and one-half in Odessa. My time was not really good there. They are very hospitable and it was a pleasure to be there. I wanted to go home because I was very nervous and always thought about home. It appears to me like you, my darling, like I left you at our home and you are coming and waiting for me. I didn’t go anywhere because I was not in the mood and I spent time with lovely nice people. I suggested that my mood would be that way before. It was very painful for me to leave them for good, but there is nothing I can do about it. They are the first friends to whom I said good-bye. They didn’t want to let me go. They wanted me to spend one more day with them, but I couldn’t because I was waiting for your letter. The mailman brought me your postcard in which you were happy with my letter. I received your last letter before I left on Saturday night. In the afternoon I sent you a letter from my sister, which was received in the morning. How do you like this letter? This is the third letter like this from me, but I can’t hide those conditions from you. I think that it shouldn’t concern you or me because don’t really rely on anybody but God – if a God exists – and yourself. I know those Americans Mrs.’s and that’s why I don’t like the relationship of my older sister with the younger. We won’t need them. All they need is our pockets. Nevertheless, I am going to write to her asking to send me a shipscard indicating the address in Paris because the letter it not going to reach me at this address. I was going to write to you on Saturday night because I didn’t have a possibility because I was awfully tired and did not have my writing equipment. I ran out of postcards, postages, and everything. I even didn’t eat today because I couldn’t buy anything. I also wrote you two postcards from Odessa. I couldn’t write a letter because all of the stores were closed. This evening I still couldn’t write. Then I went to the store. I took a bath and now I am writing to you. I didn’t feel happy all of these days. That’s why I couldn’t write to you anything. Thank God the nightmares are behind. But I can’t work and live normally at this time. However, I stil have to work for eight days. And after that I will be able to write to you normally as I should on the 8th. The 15th of April is approaching, my dear Polinka. I am waiting for that moment again for whem I leave this slavelike job. I am asking God that everything will happen that way. Now I will try to answer your letters and postcards. Last week I received four postcards and two letters. Before I received 11 postcards, which means a total of 15. If you sent more, I did not receive them. Now I am going to write about the passport. Yesterday, my cousin arrived and I want the passport to be issued under his name and I talked with him about it and it is very complicated. Damn it. My God, please help me and guide me towards the right way. He didn’t have a simple passport, which he has to apply for and I am going to help him with that. Then in the village where he lives, he is not registered as a Jew and he spent some time in Kishinev and there is no record of it. When he will receive his simple passport to back-age and apply for the country passport [Note: 2 passports, 1 is to travel in Russia and the other is to travel abroad]. The simple passport he can receive somewhere in Poland. My Polinka, you can envy me what I have to suffer. Kerchinsky has to leave tomorrow and he is not able to come back, but I need him to come back at least 2 or 3 times. I am crazy because what – what to do next or at all. There is nobody here to consult with. Maybe you can give me advice. I feel like my heart is burning. I want to live until that very happy moment when I can see you again. But we’ve been suffering enough. I would sleep many nights and I was dreaming all the time to see you. Not everything can be described since that time when  you left Kishinev. Thank God that time passed and all we have to wait for a few days, which we are counting. And, do you know what, Polinka, our Boris is going to leave for America. It is a really difficult thing about America, but we don’t have to be afraid of it because it is not going to be better here. And I am only thinking that we will be together and walk together where we will be. We are ready to share bread and blood and it is going to be better. Please don’t doubt that we will see each other and have our endless feelings towards each other. Don’t cry. Don’t be sad, because it is killing me. Be happy. Be healthy. Be well and if you are well, I am going to feel better. Please report it to your supervisor that you have delays with your correspondence. You are far away from me, but I still feel you. What is happening? What makes you sad? I feel like you should be happy that these are the last days when we are not together. Please write to me what is going on and what is bugging you. I don’t have any space to write but want to continue writing you. Big hug, my darling. I am pressing my chest against your chest. Please give me your lips. I am kissing you. My dear soul, my heart. I put some signatures in the newspapers and only now I am sending you an ? I felt very close in Odessa and cried a lot thinking about you.

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