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The Cologne-based doctor Lilli Jahn lived and practiced from 1926 to 1943 in Immenhausen, then in Motzstrasse in Kassel, where in August 1943 arrested by the Gestapo for her Jewish origin and brought to the Breitenau camp near Guxhagen.
2002, after the death of her one son Gerhard Jahn, Federal Minister of Justice in the Willy Brandts cabinet, an annotated collection of letters appeared, that Lilli Jahn and her self-sufficient children wrote after their arrest. The letters vividly bear witness to the devastating effects of the Nazi era on a family, that is torn apart by everyday terror. They also clearly illustrate, that the Nazi killing machine had many helpers. Before being deported to Auschwitz, where they 1944 was killed, Lilli Jahn succeeded, smuggling their children's letters from Breitenau.
Your grandson, Martin Doerry, deputy editor-in-chief of Spiegel, was able to find further family letters and the fate of the family after long research, embedded in historical contexts, tell impressively.