This week the painting with the name “Haystacks” by Claude Monet was sold for $110 Million.But that value pales compared to the value of the scrappy bits of paper which contained the last words of those who were killed in the Holocaust.
Those bits of paper are invaluable and no amount of money on earth, could ever reflect their value.
The letter at the start of the blog was written by Martijn Konijn on January 11,1943 It was mots probably smuggled out of Westerbork, It is not clear to who it was addressed to but it must have been either a Brother or Sister in Law. The letter is in Dutch but below is the translation.
“Westerbork 11/1 ‘43
I write you because than I am sure it will arrive.
Today on transport to the east I salute you all family and friends.
I hope you won’t forget me en…
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