Dutch Man Discovers Message Written by Jewish Couple Who Hid in His House During the Holocaust
A Dutch man discovered a last will of sorts inscribed by a Jewish couple from Amsterdam who hid in his house during the Holocaust, Israel’s NRG reported on Monday.
In the message, the two Jews asked for whoever discovered their letter to contact their relatives after the war.
The man who found the message, Yale Captan, is a resident of the Dutch town of Bilthoven.
The secret note was written in 1942 underneath the panel of a door frame by Levi Site and Ester Zilberstein. Writing in pencil, the couple included a blessing for the person who would discover the message, and a prayer that God should, “have mercy upon the Jewish people.”
The message remained undiscovered until Captan recently decided to renovate his home and stumbled upon it.
Captan said that he has yet to locate the couple, but indicated that he is interested in finding their families, in order to convey the message, according to the report.