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Final letters : from the Yad Vashem Archive

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Call Number940.5315 F49d
Dates©1991
Statement of Responsibilityselected by Reuven Dafni and Yehudit Kleiman ; foreword by Chaim Herzog.
Creators & ContributorsDafni, Re'uven (author)
Ḳlaiman, Yehudit (author)
Herzog, Chaim (contributor)
Yad ṿa-shem, rashut ha-zikaron la-Shoʼah ṿela-gevurah (contributor)
Summary"The Yad Vashem Archives in Jerusalem possess a collection of hundreds of letters and postcards written by Jews under Nazi oppression. Most of them are fond farewells, last signs of life. On their way to the slaughter they tried to send relatives and friends some information about their fate. They wrote on whatever scraps of paper were at hand. Many of these messages were left in hiding places or dropped without envelopes from deportation trains, the authors unaware of the destination to which they were being transported... Their last thoughts were often less for themselves than for those they left behind. Through the fear and despair there shine rays of hope which illuminate their tragedy and make these letters a fitting memorial to those who died." Book jacket
Physical Description 128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherLondon : Weidenfeld and Nicolson
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library