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A Mother's Care - A Holocaust Victim Seeks to Save Her Child

The following letter was read at a Memorial of the Holocaust in the presence of Pope John Paul II. It is a letter from a Polish Jewish mother who is commending her son to the care of another woman because the Jewish mother was being taken to a concentration camp. The other woman took care of the boy until he was captured. Both the Jewish mother and son died in the concentration camp. It is a simple, heartfelt letter which can remind us of how tragic the daily slaughter of children by abortion is.

September 23, 1943

Dear Mrs. Bronia,

It is very difficult for me to write you. Terrible things have happened recently. Life is so cruel. When you came here, Mrs. Bronia, I was unable to express my feelings. I beg you: take care of my son. Be a mother to him. I am afraid he will catch cold: he is so weak and sickly.

Dear Bronia, do everything possible for him, I will be grateful to you until my dying day. He is very intelligent and has a very good heart. I am sure he will love you. Every day I pray to God, from the depth of my suffering that you, on the contrary, will have a happy future, and will not have to be separated from your children, so that you can love them and take care of them. Can you understand my torture?

Bronia, this letter is a cry from the heart. Michael must eat, become strong, be able to withstand sufferings. Please, it is necessary to dress him in warm clothes, that he wear socks. I cannot go on writing. Even my tears have dried up. May God protect you both.



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