Yad Vashem Online Exhibition: Last Letters from the Holocaust - 1942 #holocaust #israel #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen


Yad Vashem has placed an online exhibit Last Letters from the Holocaust – 1942.  Go to: https://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/last-letters/1942/index.asp


The letters displayed here were sent from Belarus, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine, and were written in a variety of languages: Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Polish, Russian and Yiddish. Each letter and postcard reveals the last remaining fragment – physical, personal and unique – of the victims: their handwriting.


Relatives of the murdered Jews donated these last letters to Yad Vashem for perpetuity, together with photographs of their loved ones.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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