Through the postcards and letters we can trace back the fate of some of the Jews who received the packages.
Rosa and Ascher Mayer sent a thank-you letter from Berlin September 1942.
First of all I owe you my very hearty thanks for the loving package you have sent us again and with which you have given us great joy for the holiday (“Yonteffreude” - Rosh Hashana). Unfortunately we have heard nothing at all from our dear aunt Augusta, and just as little from my oldest sister, who is also in TH (Theresienstadt).
We are here now completely alone. From our dear children we have good news, thank G”d.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep gratitude for... and for the love you have bestowed on us in the last years.
We will be leading our prayers on this holy day at home. May the All-gracious inscribe you and your loved ones for a כתיבה וחתימה טובה . Warmest greetings and sincerest wishes,
In admiration, yours
It is difficult to live our dire and modest existence since the departure of our loved ones. My dear husband went today, right after having received your kind card, to the respective gentleman. He was dumbfounded concerning the names on the package since his sister neglected to tell him, that we would be receiving half of the parcel. Only today did he receive the news concerning us.
But my husband could nevertheless receive a nice sausage and a glass of jam. It is only for reasons of propriety that I feel obliged to tell you this. We will enjoy the sausage greatly and along the way will think of you in love and gratitude.
We send you and your dear daughter warmest greetings and wishes for כתיבה וחתימה טובה.
Hoping to hear from you soon,