Gela Jane Benton message
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Gela Jane Benton
Gela Jane Benton, wife of Erich Benton, received this coded message in the USA from her father in Germany. Erich and Gela Benton emigrated to the USA from Germany in 1938. Mrs. Benton and her father had prearranged that this message would be sent if he was in danger. Mrs. Benton's father presumably perished during the Holocaust. Handwritten message reads (in translation): "The doll's father Peter said [words in shorthand] We are going far away. Greetings, Father."
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