Correspondence and Bribes
In The Riga Ghetto
A Personal Account
by Charlotte Opfermann

I...know from the letters and cards we received from Frau Annie Salomon (and the packages we sent to her) about their time in the ghetto-compound.

We had developed a strange communication shorthand: for instance, we were sending her singles of rayon stocking pairs [Struempfe] -- with which to try and bribe the German camp guard women. And she'd acknowledge these receipts saying things like "...yesterday Frau Stocking came to the camp. I hope that Herr Stocking will be with us soon..."

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