“Her voice, like Anne Frank’s voice, will be heard for generations.”
On August 24, 1942, just a few days before she entered Thereseienstadt concentration camp, Valli Ollendorff wrote this letter to her middle son. Secure in the knowledge that Ulrich was safe in America, and fearful of what the future held for her, Valli poured out her fear and longing, as well as her love and hope, in this brief document. Valli died less than two months later and her remarkable letter was lost for forty-three years. Now, thanks to the courage and generosity of Valli’s descendants, families worldwide can share its universal message.
About the Book
All royalties from the sale of this book will benefit the Ollendorff Center for Religious and Human Understanding, which promotes tolerance and understanding between people of all faiths. Visit www.fatedidnotletmego.org
for more information.
About the Documentary
Jacov and Dominic Sedlar directed the PBS documentary Fate Did Not Let Me Go,
featuring narration by Martin Sheen and Liv Ullman. The film is available on VHS and DVD from Terra Entertainment. Call (800) 723-9479, or go to www.shopterra.com