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Digitizing Immigrant Letters

Context for letter of Dec. 3, 1922

The letter is written by Granovsky's sister Lida. The writer describes the terrible events in their lives during and after World War I and the threat of Typhus. The war forced them to leave their farmstead and everything behind and about Serhii's swift conscription into the army. The writer describes their return and how difficult it was to start building a new farmstead. In this letter there is a brighter side to their lives. The writer and her brother joind Prosvita (the Enlightenment Society) where they work in the library and are in an amateur group that puts on plays.

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