Auschwitz, the 30. August 1942
My dear mother!
What’s new with you my dear mother. I am anxious because I haven’t received a letter. I am healthy thank God but I don’t know how your health is. Please answer every letter I send because every message from you makes me really happy.
When Henry showed me his camp letters I was so surprised. Why? Because I’d never seen or heard of these before. But then think about it – Jews were never allowed to write home, just political prisoners. How many Holocaust memoirs or history books really cover the non-Jewish experience? I can’t name a single well-known one. Or, how many Jews are fully aware of the non-Jewish experience?