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Short Description
Letters from Olga Warburg to her son Eddy about the last ‘famine’ winter in occupied Amsterdam.
Text Description
A collection of letters by Olga Warburg, who spent the war in semi-hiding with her daughter in Amsterdam, to her son Eddy. They detail the last 'famine' winter in occupied Amsterdam 1944-45. Known also as the 'Hongewinter' (English: Hunger Winter) it was caused by a German blockade which cut off food and fuel shipments from farm towns. The letters were never sent.

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