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"Into eternity" to end this letter...the calmness of her voice in the writing, knowing that the events of her life was for a reason.

It still is so hard for me to think that we, as human beings, could think it okay to treat others in such a way.

Thank you for sharing a piece of sobering history.

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And still, around the world humankind’s inhumanity to humankind continues. How many more of the artefacts of destruction do we need to make this stop? Such Grace, such calm, such dignity.

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Grace, calm, dignity...great words to describe.

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Absolutely heartbreaking. This is why we must fight for equality and inclusion and climate justice (because climate deaths are a slow genocide) every day, to prevent the world sliding into events like the Holocaust.

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Just heartbreaking. I'm overwhelmed that there are some who deny the holocaust to this day. It was a gracious act of the guard to get the letter to her husband. It's wrenching to read this and realize that this kind of soul-crushing inhumanity exists today.

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Beautiful and tragic in its simplicity. Thanks for sharing this and for including the context, which added to the resonance.

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Heartbreaking. 💔

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Utterly devastating. Thank you for publishing this letter. “Into eternity ..” Unencompassable bravery.

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Thank you for including the link to the holocaust museum. As survivors age and die, we must preserve their oral histories so that all generations can know them.

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And still, around the world humankind’s inhumanity to humankind continues. How many more of the artefacts of destruction do we need to make this stop? Such Grace, such calm, such dignity.

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My heart hurts reading this. Bless her spirit

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A young woman of great courage, strength and selfless love of family. Let us all... guardians of today's moral character preserve the value and history of the hand written word. Lore so, Let us raise our collective voices in a choir of love for Vilma Grunwald.

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If I could be half as full of life as this miraculous creature. Thank you Vilma

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So heartbreakingly beautiful 🥹💔

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