"Love and kisses from your Father.
Be a good girl until you come home again"
So Heinrich Michel wrote touchingly to his daughter Ursula. He would be deported in 1942 with his wife Gertrud and his younger daughter Lilli; Ursula had already been living in England since 1939.
A reunion never happened. Their letters recall despair and hope. The persecution of Ursula Michel and her family begins in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, her salvation is a Kindertransport, which terminates at Liverpool Street Station in London: she survives, but her family is murdered. Ursula Michel and the fate of her family stand for the life stories of many victims of the Nazi era.
Documents from the Nazi administration of Ludwigshafen, which can be used to research for names. The original files are part of a special collection on local Jewish history at the Ludwigshafen City Archives.
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