Monday, May 10, 2021

this almost made me cry right here in the office

Courtesy of Dr. V comes this link to a heart-wrenching letter written by a woman, Vilma Grünwald, in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.  The letter is to her husband Kurt, from whom she has been separated.  The couple have two sons; Vilma is with the couple's eldest son John; Kurt is elsewhere with younger son Misa (later called Frank).  John has been directed to the gas chambers for execution because he walks with a limp.  Vilma, unable to part from her son, elects to join him, but she first writes a letter to her husband to say one final goodbye.  The letter she writes is... well, it's very hard to read.  Click the above link and get the whole story.

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