The letter in this picture was written by Lea’s mother Szprinca (also known as Sabina) in September
1940. In this letter she asks her brother in the USA if he could help them and take care of Lea's older brother and sister, thereby saving them from the Nazis. Lea explains: "During the first years of the German occupation, we believed that the youngsters were in greatest danger and that it wasn’t so dangerous for the younger children. My maternal uncle and aunt probably did all they could, but unfortunately, there was no way during the war for anyone to get to the USA." Lea's mother wrote down the address in Sosnowiec on the last page. The street had been given a German name and was called Weichselstrasse 10.