I do not have much time, but I have important news ! I know I should have listened to you, and left with you in 1935. I could not have imagined how bad things would become for us Jews here in Germany.
I simply could not believe the country of Goethe and Schiller could fall into such a frenzy.
Things have become worse and worse each month, since you left, and there are rumors about it becoming even much worse, but I cannot imagine how ?
But fear no longer for my safety ! The Reichskristallnacht was the straw, that broke the camels back.
We decided to leave that very night, but how ? It took us nearly 2 months, but now we finally managed to find a way out to safety.
We have false papers, and we will leave tonight, out of this madness that has befallen the country I once called my home.
We cannot take much with us, just the family photos and mothers jewelery, plus the clothes on our back, but we where able to sell the rest for a good prize, so we will be alright,
till we have created a new home for ourselves.
I don't know much about our new hometown, but I heard it is a nice, small town, with a big Jewish population, by the name of Oświęcim.
Though the German name of the town has a much nicer ring to it : Auschwitz.