Brooklyn in Love and at War

History of World War Two Told Through Letters

Happy New Year!

Below is a letter to Alex that everyone in the family contributed to on New Years Eve, 1944-5. Some are written in Hungarian and Sylvia wishes for victory and the end of the war.

Here’s to a happy start to 2013, as well.

Darling, everyone’s up including Adrienne and drinking to victory in the new year. You can’t believe how much I missed you – dearest husband, let this be just a New Years wish – to have you home shortly, safe and sound, and for our brothers and friends and all the boys fighting those bastards, a decisive victory in the New Year and let them all come home safe.
I love you, dearest, with all my heart,
Sylvia
 
Come home soon in good health and Zai gezunt. [Stay well in Yiddish]
–Your mu-in law.
 
Dear Alex –
Happy New year and lots of love.
Your sister Serena
 
We are all together wishing you good health and to see you soon here
Your brother in law
Renato
 
Wishing you a happy new year and hoping that long before the next celebration we wll be all together in good health.
From your old friends Alicia and Adalbeil Fiace
 
Dear Alex:
It is the New Years Eve – in 2 hours and ½ we are in 1945! We all came here early this afternoon – and enjoyed very much dear Adrienne’s company. She is beautiful and so adorable and I am proud that she has a preference for me – Before going to bed she kissed us all – now we are waiting till the clock (radio) strike 12. Well, I send you the best wishes in the hope to see you here soon in very sound health. Your’s affectionately, Anichad(?)
 
 

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One comment on “Happy New Year!

  1. Adrienne
    January 13, 2013

    Still wishing for the same thing in 2013….peace in the new year.

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