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A leyterl tsum himl vel ikh shteln

Title

A leyterl tsum himl vel ikh shteln

Date

1967

Description

Narrator: I will lay a ladder to heaven, crawl up and ask G-d why her beloved has to become a soldier. Beloved answers, you don’t have a ladder to heaven, I will after all have to become a soldier... You don’t need to wait for me. She states that she’ll wait for him for two years, even four, she’ll send money and [?] and suffer by sewing for a living.

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Citation

“A leyterl tsum himl vel ikh shteln,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 24, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/2094.
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