Katharina describes her arrest

I can do nothing but laugh, laugh… [Note 1]

I have been billeted [Note 2] on the Gestapo [Note 3] since Tuesday! Don’t make a dreadful face. I am doing quite well. I am only ‘down’ physically, because a lot has happened recently: …

I was supposed to appear before the Gestapo on Tuesday at 9 am. I went there sure of victory [Note 4] – and did not come home again.

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Note 1: These ellipses were in the original document.

Note 2: Used military term of einquartieren.

Note 3: Correctly wrote it GeStaPo.

Note 4: Siegesgewiss

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Source: March 27, 1943 letter to Verena Schiel

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