Red Cross letter from Pauline Sara Weissenberg in Berlin to Jakob Koppel in France
Gift of Judith Steel, Yaffa Eliach Collection donated by the Center for Holocaust Studies
Id no. 5020.82, Correspondence, German
Josef and Irmgard Koeppel tried to escape Germany aboard the St. Louis. But when the ship was forced back to Europe, they were sent to France. A few months later the Nazis occupied France. In 1942, the Koeppel's made an agonizing choice to leave their four-year-old daughter Judith with a French Catholic family. In this letter, Judith's maternal aunt writes to her paternal grandfather to let him know where the child is.
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