Additional thanks go to Mireille
Amzallag; Mr. and Mrs. Mandell L. Berman; Arthur and Blazena Bieler; Rena
Costa; Mr. Cyril Dwek; Frederick N. Doner; Aaron Eidelman; Alan and Denise
Gelband; Claude, Ria, and Mike Gruss; Mottl and Trudy Gildin; the Constance and
Leonard Goodman Charitable Fund; Philip Hacker; Ilse Howard; Eveline R. Hunt;
Mr. and Mrs. Gerson Leiber; Charles and Mimi Lieber; Drs. Bonnie Maslin and
Yehuda Nir; Julie Nives; David and Miriam Nives; Fred Nives; Barbara Berger
Opotowski; Mr. and Mrs. Raphael Recanati; Loren and Shelley Ross; Charles and
Rita Salfeld; Henry Salfeld; Raphael Silver and Joan Micklin Silver; Arlene and
Jerome Skolnick; Eryk and Mira Spektor; Joann Vanek; Mr. and Mrs. Claude
Wachter; Irvin and Marilyn Yalom; and Morris Zand and Jean-Bernard Wurm.
Olivia McKean gave generously of her time in guiding us through
production decisions, and we thank Cathy Rincon for her contributions in
design. Others who helped include David Bloch, Ariana Cooper, Jay Cooper,
Howard Goldberg, Caroline Hellman, Jacob Hellman, Violet Hellman, Wendy Kahn,
Alex Kolben, Jackie Singer, and David Shriner-Cahn.
Magda Bogin has our
admiration for her moving and professional translations of the children's
letters, the first-person accounts, and the poem written by Marianne Cohn
before her murder by the Gestapo.
Finally, we would like to express our
gratitude to Colin Jones, Director of the New York University Press, who shared
our determination to publish this compelling historic document.
Serge Klarsfeld .
Paris, October 1996
Howard M. Epstein
New York City, October 1996