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FIVE (5) DACHAU CONCENTRATION CAMP LETTERS FROM OTTO FOJTIK DECEMBER 1941 THROUGH JUNE 1942Otto Fojtik, prisoner number 26168, Block 8/2, was born on July 24, 1909, in Vienna, Austria, and he was an educated, white-collar employee. He was imprisoned for several months from 1934 to 1938 and participated in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) where he fought on the side of the republic from the summer of 1937. In 1939 he was detained in France and identified by the Vienna Gestapo on January 24, 1941. On June 6, 1941, he was imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp, where he died of typhus on February 24, 1945. In part (on December 7, 1941): ‘…The year is almost over, and I wish so much I could celebrate with you…Mitzi, you must have so much work now that you work for the NSV [ Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt, National Socialist People’s Welfare], and the household keeps you busy…’. In part (on June 7, 1942): ‘…I am convinced that we should never lose the unshakeable faith in ourselves…I can understand Hilda, but she should endure bravely what she is not facing alone…’ In part (on May 10, 1942): ‘…Of course I heard the Fuehrer’s speech, and let’s hope that decision will be made this year. Mayrhofer … should be on the Eastern front and Pfaller has died already, he always had problems with his lung…’ Mailing folds. Red pencil marks. Very good.