Suitcase containing WWII letters found in Hague restaurant


(JTA) — A suitcase containing letters written by a Jewish man who fled the Nazis was discovered during renovations of a restaurant in The Hague.

Israel Bachrach had fled the Netherlands city for Switzerland in September 1942 using false papers and the help of smugglers, the NL Times reported.

After the war he returned to The Hague and opened a book shop in the building that later became the restaurant. He left behind the suitcase when he moved from the city, according to the report.

The suitcase contained letters that Bachrach wrote to his mother and girlfriend, as well as letters in return.


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