Deportation To Auschwitz and Death
In March 1944, Lilli Jahn was deported in a collective transport via Dresden to Auschwitz. Prior to her deportation she managed to smuggle her children’s letters out of Breitenau: they ended up at her son’s, who kept them without the knowledge of his sisters until his death in 1998. The last preserved letter by Lilli Jahn from Auschwitz dated on March 6th, 1944, was written by someone else. Her children got the message of her mother’s death in September 1944 in Immenhausen.
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