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Miller, Mr.







[Note in typewritten tape of inside box:] Mr. Miller said he wrote this. [Handwritten note in same log:] 1906-1956!

He was carrying Shalokh mones (gifts of food exchanged at Purim), he’d gotten married, but Nicholas marred his happiness by taking him as a soldier. His wife remained with her father, he had a huge backpack, he had to leave his old home... He’s no writer or poet, but wanted to leave his “story.” (audience laughs)


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