Now these letters were writen is High German so it took alone time to find someone that could spell in High German.So anything in () is guessing.I have been on LL for years and I thought I would finally share something.I hope you like it.This will be the first letter.
Offenbach on the main
11 November 1946 My dear brother Adam and sister-in-law Mary! I found out though Lena (?) that you ,my dear brother.Wrote to Karl.I was very happy that I now know that you both can be together at (?) this advanced age.( My g grandfather Adam was from Germany.I will give you some information on him.He was a drunk and he hit his kid's and wife.When the boy's got old enough he can home drunk one night and started his crap and the boy's alone with my Grandmother Rose beat him up and put him on the first train out in the morning.) I was not so lucky,Becouse my dear Fridolin passed away almost four years ago,becouse of an operation.If he had not been so malnourished,He would have probably made it.At least he did not have to live through the sever war ( the bombs)Even at night we already had to go to the basement.He was in such poor shape that he would not have survived the worst that we had to go through afterwardes anyway. He was sererley woundedin the war and had to go to his graveat the age of 62.For 27 years he worked for the post office.and he had a rough time becouse he did not join the nazi party,and nazi goverment, becouse I'm geting so much from the post office that I have no financial worries. If the unfortunate war had not come we would not have to suffer.This way I've had to go through alot,even now.Let me tell you.In Jan.of 1943 Fridolin passed away and in march the bombs hit our house,I was in the basement withwith the other ppl that lived in the house and all of a sudden there was a horrendous noise.All the doors and windows were broken,and the house in the back was standing in flames.We had no air and almost suffocated.We held wet handkerchiefs in front of our mouths and things went better.We could"t get out because the bombs were still falling down on us. From that time on conditions grew worse and worsDay and night we had no peace.We could hardly eat a thing.The house was then hit in November and everything was Kaput.Nine ladys had to move out.I was one of them.Everthing was Kaput ( gone).My two clothes closets and also two kitchen closets and the dishes and the curtains and lamps,everything Kaput.I had such a nice plase and had to leave it.Rirst loose my husband then my landlord,and ppl stole a lot of things from me becouse the doors were left standing open.Lene had gotten sick and I had to take care of her and I couldn't put my things away right away,It was bad.I was alone amist the rubble.Then they sent me some ppl that took my bed and whatever was still left to the church. all the side aislesof the church were filled with furniture.It was good that I put away my clothes before.At least I had those left. Lene and her husband moved to Geiselberg for fear of the bombs.and now they would like to go back to Offenback,but they are no longer accepted becaouse he can no longer work and the scarcitiy on houses is so acute.Lene is living with Karl's daughter.But he dousn't like it in Geiselberg.I stayed when I was without shelter in Hofstadlen with Fridolin's brother for eight months,but went back to Offenback because they couldn't get enough.They didn't want money, only clothes.If you want me to send the next three letters let know.
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