December 17, 1940 [stamped]
To the respected Elder […] of the Jewish community in Litzmannstadt,
Mr. M. Kh. Rumkowski
6/33[…] Chlodna Street
As one of your "orphaned children" of 119 Okopowa Street,1 12 years old, without a father and mother, I turn to you as a father with the following request. As you are certainly aware, my deceased father was Reb Fishel Halle,2 of blessed memory, a longtime ritual slaughterer for the Łódź Jewish community. He lived on 58 Główna Street and died suddenly last year along with my mother, may we all be spared. We have been left as 5 young orphans, from 10 to 19 years of age. At home I have 3 brothers, 13 to 19 years old, who are dying of hunger and don’t have any other place to go.
Therefore I turn to you as father of the orphans and as a person who holds the fate of orphans without a father and mother close to heart. And I ask you to take my 2 brothers into the "Orphanage"
Shimon Halle, 13 years old
Itsik Halle, 15 years old
—so that my brothers, too, will be able to exist. Our address is: M. Halle 6 Chlodna St., Apt. 33. Hopefully my petition will find your favor.
Yehuda Meir Halle
The orphanage on Okopowa 119