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Source C - The Betreuers*

Issue No. 2, November 5, 1943
I'm thinking about what to write and all of a sudden an idea pops into my mind. I'll tell you all about the madrichim - the Betreuers*. The central figure in our Home is Georg Frankl. He is very strict with us. But he is able to get us anything we need, from an alarm clock to closets. As it turns out, he hates dirt. On November 1, at ten minutes past eight, a moment arrived that everyone will always remember. The mess was supposed to be tidied up in five minutes. I won't say any more about [the madrich] Jerka, and I'll go on to Rita. Tidiness and other things are taken care of by the Betreuers, one of whom is Rita. Like most women, she rules moderately and in that she is not exceptional. Nu, and now it's Pepa's turn; he is all over the place and stays in each place for just a minute. The ladies Drarova and Flosrova are responsible for the cooking. The manager of the Pischkollonne is Aunt Annie, whose broom we took, but when she said that she wouldn't make Ordnung [order], we gave it back to her voluntarily. See you in the next bulletin.
Midalias.

*The caretakers. The educators were called madrichim and the caretakers were called Betreuers. Bondy, They Called It Friend, (Heb.), p. 70
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