Undated, Cape Town

To my dear wife, Taube, May she live and prosper.


My dearest wife, to begin with, I can tell you that, TG, I am in good health and I wish to hear the same from you. I have no further news to write now because our letters are written at night and there is no time for writing in the day and as it happens this is a letter written in the day, and the boat has to convey the letters and it is erev Yomtov and I have to make a yachatz – there is no time to write a long letter. So please excuse me for writing so little this time. I have received your letter number 1. Keep well and happy as is the wish of your true husband who is waiting for your answer. Tuvye Kretzmar

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Letters courtesy of Phil Kretzmar