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May 2, 2018

Woman writes letter to her husband minutes before she is gassed….

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 3:12 pm

I had the opportunity to live in Germany for 20 months when my husband was in the American army back in the 1950ies, so I can tell you that German men are extremely nice and polite. At least, they were back then. When the Holocaust was going on, the German men were known to be very nice to the prisoners. This is confirmed by a news article which you can read in full at

The following quote is from the news article:

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Grunwald’s son, Misa (who now goes by Frank and lives northeast of Indianapolis) learned of the letter as an 11-year-old in 1946 but did not read it until after his father’s 1967 death.

Frank tells the Star that what he found most moving was the 11-sentence letter’s tone: free of anger or resentment, and focused only on him and his father.

It reads in part: “The famous trucks are already here and we are waiting for it to begin. … You—my only and dearest one, do not blame yourself for what happened, it was our destiny. We did what we could. … Take care of the little golden boy and don’t spoil him too much with your love. Both of you—stay healthy, my dear ones. I will be thinking of you and Misa. Have a fabulous life, we must board the trucks.” (This man buried a letter at Auschwitz; now we know what it says.)

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