Last Letters of The Manouchian Group February 21, 1944

Szlama Grzywacz

Source: David Diamant. Combattants, Héros & Martyrs de la Resistance, editions Renouveau, Paris. 1984;
Translated: for by Mitch Abidor.

35- year old Polish Jew Szlama Grzywacz had participated in the bombing of the Paris-based German newspaper Pariser Zeitung.

Dear Janine,

At three o'clock today I go before the firing squad. I've kept my calm up to the last minute, as befits a Jewish worker.

I die, but you'll never forget me.

If any of my family members are alive, tell them about me.

I die, but you live. I send you my best wishes. I bid farewell to you and to all my friends.

Courage, courage, and more courage.

Better tomorrows aren’t far.

I kiss you a thousand times. I kiss all my friends

Your beloved,
Grzywacz Slama