Letter from Ghita Hojtasova in the hospital to her mother
Gift of Milton and Gita Kaufman and Howard and Sue Pinsky
Id no. 1826.91a-c, Correspondence, Czech
Created by:  Ghita Hojtasova
Subject(s):  Children, Health
Ghita was hospitalized with scarlet fever during her internment in the Terezin ghetto. In the letter, she relates that she is feeling better, well enough to walk around, and lists what food and goods her mother should send in the next package, including a sweatshirt and pants. She says that her fever has gone down, she is allowed to walk, and she has been moved to room two. She also tells her mother to go to the window so they can see each other.

Gita was born to Gertrude and Emil Hojtas in 1932. Her sister Zuzana was born in 1935 and the family lived in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Emil emigrated before Germany invaded in 1939, but he was unable to take the rest of the family with him.

Gertrude, Gita, and Zuzana were deported to Terezin in 1942. Despite the harsh conditions there, they survived and were reunited with Emil in Czechoslovakia. The family immigrated to the US in 1948.
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