Postcard to Pauline from Tsillie
Andrusier Shoe store in Kishinev, Alexanderovskaya 100
From Kishinev open letter to Chicago W. Fagin, Central Park Ave 1506
July 21, 1914. You must have received my letter already, but I don’t know what is going to happen to this postcard. You cannot imagine what’s going on here. Terrible things. Too much tears. Fourteen people from our workshop were taken. Misha, Orzhekchovsky, Yasha, and many others. All of them go to the war. Bessarabia has war conditions right now. They take everybody who is 43 years old, even though they served 21 years ago. The red tickets are taken. Shika is next in line. Aunt Surka went also. I kiss you. Your Tsillie. Greetings from all of ours. Please write to me more often how you are living there. This address. Greeting from Izer, Lisa, Misha, and I recently sent your address asking to visit you. 451 S. Robey Street.
[It appears that Aron left Kishinev just in time, if he did not want to be involved in Russia’s war effort.]