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May 2, 1945

Letters from Theodore Katz

uniformed man standing outdoors

Ted in uniform

May 2/45

Dearest Helen,

We had a report today, that Hitler was dead – and all I could think of was “so what?” – I guess it’s been expected for so long that when it actually happened it was anticlimatic. I suppose the announcement of the end of the war here will affect me in much the same way. I won’t really express my joy until I’m out of this uniform and will have left this life behind me.

Your letter of April 18th tells me that you are considering taking a month’s vacation. Your reasons are good ones and I endorse your opinions. I would like a month’s vacation myself – so in lieu of that, - take one for both of us.

I miss you very much –

All my love,

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