Ella’s last letter

Ella Kan 1942
October 13, 1942


This is the last letter Ella Kan wrote before her deportation to Auschwitz. She gave it to Bep Meeusen just before she was boarding the transport to Kamp Westerbork.


Dear all

Today we leave from the Amstelveense Weg in a transport. Hopefully we stay in Holland. For now I am hopeful and wish the others strength and confidence. Also many thanks for the clothes, that was a surprise. They fit well. I still have all my clothes. We had enough food. And we were seven young people together, all in good spirits. So don't worry about me. Greetings and kiss the family from me.

Ella Kan

PS: I've thought so much about you. Do you still keep in touch with the others?

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