The letter was sent by Elchanan Elkes from the Kovno ghetto on October 19, 1943. On the 8th of July, 1944, the Kovno ghetto was liquidated, and Elchanan Elkes was sent to the Landsberg camp, where he perished on 17 October 1944. His wife and children survived.
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