Alfred Josephs’ last message to his son

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The last telegraph recieved by Wolfgang Josephs from his father.
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Wolfgang Josephs came to Britain as a refugee from Nazism in the 1930s. His father Alfred remained in Germany and later moved to Amsterdam. Father and son corresponded via the Red Cross.

This message reads:

Dear Boy, [I was] pleased to receive your May letter, all is well, Hans Paul unfortunately gone; wish that I could stay here and see you again, I remain hopeful, write still via Schlosser, greetings Father, 21.7.42.

It was the last message Wolfgang Josephs received from his father, who was deported soon after and murdered in Auschwitz.

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