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Escape to Auschwitz

After my grandfather died in 2004, I inherited all the family papers and photographs.  While I was sorting through the papers I came across a series of letter that had been written by my grandmother Ilse, her mother Hulda and her grandmother Gisella.  These letters were written during World War 2 when the three women were living apart in England, France and Austria respectively and document how they were surviving during WW2. 

Before finding these letters, I very little idea of my grandmother's early life as I had never thought to ask her, but the thing that I got from the letters, was that she was a strong woman and this carried her through her later life.

If you are interested in the book it is called Escape to Auschwitz by Sonia Ann Waterfall and you can find it at