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Reuvim Traub wrote this letter in Russian to his long-lost father in 1923. It provides a poignant picture of an immigrant family's difficulties in Harbin between two world wars. Reuvim's father had remarried and moved to South Africa from Ponyvis, Lithuania, with his new family, including four daughters. The letter and a later English translation were provided by Phyllis Sakinofsky, whose grandmother was Reuvim's half-sister. The documents are the only record of the Traub family in Harbin, and the Sakinofsky family would like information about what happened to Reuvim, his wife and their three daughters, Yenta, Etta and Haya Traub. Phyllis Sakinofsky lives in Sydney, Australia, and can be contacted at Phyllis Sakinofsky.

Click here to view the letter in Russian.

Click here to view the letter in English translation.

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