And as it turns out, many writings have been published over the years. Many have been forgotten. In 1947 the foreword of Cocktail Gollandski-Ruski already read “the general public now reads fewer war books”.
Thanks to the diaries, letters and books, we could follow a group of people who make the long journey back home from Auschwitz. Via Katowice with a long, long train journey to Odessa, from there by Monowai to Marseille and by train to the Netherlands.
They’re touching stories. And the website gives us the opportunity to describe the steps. Most articles and books do not dwell on the time after the liberation and often go directly to the homecoming.
Unfortunately we did not find photo or film material from the long journey back. Not so surprising perhaps, though it would gave coloured the stories even more. We did find the picture below. Taken in 1950 in Switzerland. Three survivors from Auschwitz: Elfriede Geiringer (Fritzi Frank), Ro de Winter-Levy and Otto Frank.