Trudel's Truth - A blog from the past
- n 1933, my mother, Gertrud “Trudel” Adler, wrote in her diary, “There is no future for Jewish youth in Germany. I think I shall go to Palestine.” “Why would you leave Germany?” her family and friends in Frankfort asked. When family in Chicago sent her papers, she came here.
77 years ago today, on May 8, 1934 she boarded a ship in Hamburg. Instead of keeping a diary, she wrote frequent letters home describing her adventure. More than 50 years later she translated the letters into English. On May 9, 1934 she wrote her first letter home. I have begun posting excerpts from her letters. Hopefully, each post will be posted exactly 77 years to the day from the date on which it was written. Thee letters will be accompanied by snapshots and memorabilia she kept in an album I have recently recovered.