Monday, Aug 14, 1944
The family is shaken today. A cousin received an anonymous note in the mail threatening him for not being in the “servis” and vowing to get him and “the other Jews when they get back.” In her letter to Daddy, Mommy says, “ I’m pretty sure it was written by a woman. It is in pencil on poor stationery and there is no attempt to disguise the handwriting. Whoever wrote it must have said to a husband or friend or whatever that she was going to ‘tell that Jew a thing or two.’ It’s a mild note but it really has him depressed.” And only my family knows why my cousin isn’t in uniform: He is an engineer carrying out special work for the Army. So he’s smeared for not serving his country and can’t defend himself from the charge.