1941, May 23: Eve's note in Hella Olstein to "Mes bien chers," from Chamonix

1941-05-23 Hella (French) letter to %22Mes bien chers,%22 Chamonix, note fr Eve.pdf

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Eve adds a three-word note of greeting in French at the end of Hella Olstein's note in French to her family in Switzerland, on the stationery of the Brasserie de la Pointière, a hotel in Chamonix/Mont Blanc, France, near the Swiss border, May 23, 1941.

An Olstein family member suggests that Hella's staying near near the France/Swiss border suggests that she may have taken some sort of part in the anti-fascist resistance.


Chamonix, 23 May 1941
My very dear ones, I've been here in Chamonix since yesterday, for a little rest; and it is a very pretty place.
Now my dear André as you are such a mountain lover, you can come and see some.
You could apply for a laissez-passer for the Pentecost weekend. I would be so happy to see you. What do you think?
If you decide to come, write or send a telegram. I will certainly be here until the Pentecost.
I will be waiting to hear from you then. And lots of heartfelt hugs for all of you.
Your Helly
With my best regards


Eve's brief greeting indicates that she is on familiar, friendly terms with the Olstein family as Hella's companion

Collection of Daniel Olstein. Translation: Thanks to Nora Galer.