A Slip of Paper Tells a StoryPosted: August 12, 2011
This slip of paper was found in an old file belonging to Johannes and Elfriede Hoeber. Before they left Germany in 1939, they placed everything they owned in storage, including nearly a thousand books, antiques and irreplaceable historical documents. This paper was prepared on September 9, 1943 but probably did not reach Johannes and Elfriede until after World War II ended in 1945.
Translated into English, the memo reads as follows:
We hereby notify Dr. Elfriede Hober, nee Fischer, formerly residing at Pempelforterstrasse 11, Duesseldorf, that the furniture, furnishings, books, etc. stored with us were destroyed in the last terrorist attack on the night of 12 June 1943.