Today I am remembering my Grandfather Taeke van Popta who died of dysentery on January 21, 1945, in Sachsenhausen concentration camp. He had been imprisoned by the Nazis for championing the rights of all citizens, including Jews, to work in their chosen profession, regardless of their ethnicity or faith.
Below is a copy of the last letter he wrote to his wife and children, in the Netherlands. He wrote it in German so that it would the more likely be approved by the censors. Here is the English translation: