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B.251

Extracts from letters to the Kindercomité [Children's committee] in AmsterdamRef. Emden (Ostfriesland [East Fiesland])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…

B.252

Ref. Dortmund22nd 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 [lawyer] Frank was murdered in my sister-in-law’s house; as far as I am aware, most of the furniture has…

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 Baden17th November 1938... As my relatives informed me, both of my brothers-in-law were carried off to concentration camps during the Volkswut [people’s rage]. I would now like to ask most respectfully that you might intercede so that at least the children can be brought…

B.255

21st December 1938...The undersigned has received approval for his nephew to come to Holland for training as a Palästina-Pionier [Palestine Pioneer]. 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…

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 my…

B.258

Ref. Limburg an der Lahn15th November 1938In 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 Gemeinde [community], is still not known.It has just…

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 Antrage [application] is granted and the children, who as a result of the Aufenthaltsverbot [exclusion order] issued against them are facing a life threatening situation, are…

B.260

Ref. Dortmund, ref. Hörde26th November 1938The 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 assistant organist at D. On account of the destruction of the…