Saturday, December 5, 2009

Letters from Leipzig

Within the six years preceding the start of World War II, a non-Jewish German woman named Ilse Gerngrofs wrote four letters to a Jewish friend in New Zealand. The Museum presents these to you now so that they may serve as an example of the anti-Semitic sentiments that existed in Germany before and after Hitler came into power.

You will most likely feel offended as I do by her remarks, but nevertheless it will give you some insight into the mind of many who lived in Germany during these pre-war years.
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1 comment:

  1. Dear Steven Lasky,
    A thousand thanks for posting the letters from Leipzig.
    They made me feel so sad but they are an education - just when you think you've heard & read the worst, something else pops up to bite you.
    Hope you & everyone else had a happy hannukah!