Letter from Ghita Hojtasova in the hospital to her mother
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Gift of Milton and Gita Kaufman and Howard and Sue Pinsky
Id no. 1839.91a-h, Correspondence, Czech
Created by:  Ghita Hojtasova
Subject(s):  Children, Food, Health
Ghita was hospitalized with scarlet fever during her internment in the Terezin ghetto. In the letter, she explains that she is also sick with the mumps and weighs only 27 kilos. Gita begs her mother to make herself visible in the window, as she will ?get a fever from crying? if she does not see her soon.

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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