FRENCH CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST

A memorial
Serge Klarsfeld  

 
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La Maison d'Izieu par Georgy
 
He wrote this letter to his mother in May 1943, while she was in the hospital: Chere Maman, I arrived well at Izieu. I regret that I didn't stay with you a few more days. I'm having a good time and my health is good. The war will soon be over: I'll come to your house and we'll go to Vienna and we'll be together again: Grandma won't be all alone any more. It is very hot in Izieu. It was a very long trip and people came to meet me at Bellay. Are you in good health. I hug and kiss you with all my heart. Georgy. Because Georges wrote regularly to his mother and his father, we are able to follow the life of the children's home.
Chere Maman, Thank you for your letter which made me very happy. I'm behaving myself I'm having a good time; at Christmas we had lots of parties, we put on plays and we ate very well; we had spice cake, chocolate, jellied quince, a bag of candy, and we drank ovaltine and got presents. Mine was a box of paints and a drawing pad. Are you in good health, your little New Year's card was very beautiful. I answered Papa. It isn't snowing any more, I'm eating well and sleeping well, I'm really fine. We go for walks on Thursdays and Sundays; we wake up at seven, for breakfast we have coffee and toast with jam, at midday we sometimes have soup, a vegetable, and dessert, and for snack we have bread and chocolate milk. At night we have soup, a vegetable, and pot cheese. I send you 1000000000000000 kisses your son who loves you very much. There are big mountains and the village is very pretty; there are a lot of farms, we sometimes walk to Brenier-Cordon. The house is very beautiful we look for blackberries and raspberries and white mulberries. I hug you with all my heart. Georgy. Georgy was deported on convoy 71 of April 13, 1944.
   
   

FRENCH CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST

A memorial
Serge Klarsfeld

 
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