I found a letter among the papers. After the war my grandmother was sent the personal belongings of a woman named Grete Neumann. My grandmother told me that she was the sister of Kurt Bettelheim, her first husband. There were also many photographs of Grete and her daughter.

 

I started to ask my grandmother about it, the other story. From the trembling in her voice I felt that she was moved, that it has been many years since anyone had asked.

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