Marianne Joachim letters
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Ilse Kessler
The Marianne Joachim letters include four letters Joachim wrote to her parents from prison before her execution for anti-fascist activities. In the letters Joachim writes about her own and her parents’ health, her father’s work, toiletries she requested, her pleasure at her parents’ visits and letters, her relief that her parents’ deportation (“evacuation”) was postponed, her activities in prison, spending the holidays in prison, and her lawyer. She tries to remain optimistic and to keep her parents optimistic too. In her last letter, she bids farewell to her parents, begs them to remain strong, and sends them her love. Translations of the letters can be found in the finding aid for the collection.
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