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B.251

Extracts from letters to the Kindercomité in Amsterdam.  Ref. Emden (Ostfriesland) [Eastern Friesland] 17th November 1938 … It concerns the children of my brother-in-law and sister-in-law in Emden. According to certain trustworthy information, my brother-in-law was taken away to an unknown destination…

B.252

Ref. Dortmund 22nd November 1938 ... It concerns my sister-in-law’s children, a girl of ten and a boy of eleven. The following facts have only just been brought to my attention: The Dortmund Anwalt Frank was murdered in my sister-in-law’s house; as far as I am aware, most of the furniture has been…

B.253

Letter from a concentration camp “I don’t know if this letter will reach you, I have sacrificed my last belongings for the transport, I don’t know where we are. My name is A., lived in M., still have a wife and six children aged three to 14 there, am Jewish and stateless. Save us. Very urgent!”

B.254

Ref. Lahr or rather Offenburg in Baden 17th November 1938 ... As my relatives informed me, both of my brothers-in-law were carried off to concentration camps during the Volkswut. I would now like to ask most respectfully that you might intercede so that at least the children can be brought here, since…

B.255

21st December 1938 ...The undersigned has received approval for his nephew to come to Holland for training as a Palästina-Pionier. Confirmation of the authorisation is already in the hands of the boy (15 years old). However it is impossible for the boy to come here, as the German police are refusing…

B.256

Ref: Gerderhahn near Erkelenz 14th December 1938 Since 18th November 1938 I have had one of my sister’s boys here; her husband suffered serious mistreatment in June 1935 from a National Socialist and died two months later as a result of the mistreatment. The boy is the eldest of four children and…

B.257

9th November 1938 ... I have two sons aged 14 and 15½ years of age; the elder is learning joinery, the younger is still in his last year at school. Both boys must leave the country as quickly as possible as the danger exists that they are particularly at risk, like I myself, due to the close link to…

B.258

Ref. Limburg an der Lahn 15th November 1938 In Limburg an der Lahn last week all the adult Jews were arrested, men and women. People aged over 60 were released on Saturday evening. The fate of the children, there will be roughly seven children in the community, is still not known. It has just become…

B.259

Ref. Goch in the Rhineland [now North Rhine-Westphalia] 28th January 1939 ... May I ask you to do your utmost to ensure that our application is granted and the children, who as a result of the Aufenthaltsverbot issued against them are facing a life threatening situation, are saved.

B.260

Extracts from letters to the Kindercomité in Amsterdam.  Ref. Dortmund, ref. Hörde 26th November 1938 The undersigned request you kindly to assist them as regards admitting Judith R. of D. into the Netherlands. The child is the little daughter of the former organist of the liberal synagogue H. and…