Daisy Grob papers
The collection documents the wartime experiences of Blanche Goldszpiner, an American living and working in Warsaw during the Holocaust. Included is a photographic postcard of a seated woman; a letter written by Blanche Goldszpiner in 1940 in Warsaw, Poland, to her cousin in the United States prior her internment in the Warsaw ghetto; and an envelope addressed to "Readers Digest" from Jack Balinsky in Haifa, Israel.
The letter states following: "Dear Cousin:/I wrote to you some letters by mail but I see/that they did not reach you. My father addressed to our/Medical Director in Supervisory Charge of European Activities/in Europe asking him to inform whether Daisy and I are well/and alive. Our Medical Director was kind enough to permit to/ send a letter to my father and I hope he will also be kind/enough to inform my husband that we are well. Therefore be so/kind and tell my husband that everything is O.K. for the/present and we are longing for him. Please tell him that I have/my job and that makes me happy. He does not have to worry for/us, because we get along together very nicely. We live in the/same house where he left us but we occupy only one room as the/house is very damaged and there is no central heating. I have/put a stove in to this room that we are using and with great/difficulties we get coal and make our room comfortable and warm./The cost of living is very high here. We have nice friends in/Warsaw and they help us get along nicely. We do not know/what each day can bring us. Still I hope that we shall be strong/and believe that better days will follow./I am very anxious to know how my husband is getting/along? [sic] Is he working? I would be happy if I could stay with/you all, but I doubt as there is no immigration going on in this/country./I send my love and greetings to you and your dear family./The same to my husband, my brother and to the rest of the family./Sincerely,/[signature, then typed below] Blanche Goldszpiner./P.S. Please tell my husband to renew my subscription for the/Reader's Digest. He could pay three dollars for the/year 1940."
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