April 13, 1945

Diary entry from Edith Farber. I received a letter in the mail today. It was from Hans! I was so excited wen I saw his handwriting because I hadn’t heard from him in so long. I got even more excited when I saw what the letter said!! He had told me that once he got…

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March 4, 1945

Diary entry from Edith Farber. Age 16.  Today I received a letter from my father. I haven’t heard from him since I moved to the country, only from my mother. Unfortunately the letter said that she had passed away in the bombing that took place on the first of March. Although it has been years…

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KLV

Diary entry from Edith, age 12. Sunday, October 7, 1940 Today Hans and I had to move. I hear there were 3,000 of us that had to go… most of my friends didn’t. It was awful. They told me that we have to go to Saxony to live with some nice family.  They are splitting…

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September 26, 1940

Diary entry of Edith, 12, living in Berlin.  It is Thursday, September 25. This week there have been four air raids. I am starting to get used to being in the shelter but it the alarm never ceases to scare me. There have been a few times when mother and father haven’t made it back…

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Air Raids

After reading about all of the air raids and how people had to almost constantly seek shelter I got interested in seeing what the shelters really looked like. What I found surprised me.  When I try and put myself into their shoes I just am shocked. I am a very claustrophobic and would have seriously…

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April 11, 1939

A journal entry from Edith Färber, age 11 living in Berlin the morning her friend moved away.  This morning I woke up to our land lord arguing with Erika’s dad.  I ran outside and saw her mom crying. Mother quickly rushed me back into the apartment and shut the door. I went out later today…

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A Hurricane or War

When reading about the precautions taking when preparing for warm I could not help but realize that it greatly resembled the preparations taken when expecting to be hit by a hurricane. Living on an island on the east coast of Florida, this is the closest similarity I could draw to what was being described in Berlin…

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1 September, 1939

A journal entry from Edith Färber, age 10 living in Berlin the morning that war was declared on Poland. This morning started like any other. Mother woke both Hans and I and fed us breakfast, Father had his coffee and went off to work, then the rest of us left for school. Hans and I…

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