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March, 1945 - June, 1945

Letters from Theodore Katz

group of uniformed men

In March, 1945 Ted is transferred to Germany. His first letter to Helen from Germany is dated March 19, 1945. His 31st birthday is on March 22. The unit does not socialize with the German civilians in the same way they had with the French and Belgian people; the Germans realize how much they are hated by the rest of the world, and stay out of the soldiers' way. Ted still finds occasional opportunities to play piano with other soldiers, and he is turning his mind much more to the future, theorizing when he will be released from the Army, when he might have a furlough, and when they might get married.

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