The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Part 2, June 12 Summary

Mary Ann Shaffer

Part 2, June 12 Summary

A letter addressed to any member of a Book Society on Guernsey arrived on June 12, 1946, and was delivered to Eben Ramsey two days later. It is a letter from Remy Giraud, Elizabeth McKenna’s friend, and she is sad to write that McKenna was executed in Ravensbrück Concentration Camp in March of 1945. Giraud is writing because she is afraid McKenna’s friends would never hear of her imprisonment and death.

McKenna spoke often of her friends from the Literary Society and cherished them as her family. She was thankful and at peace knowing her daughter was in their care. Giraud is writing for Kit and those caring for her, so that they will know about the strength McKenna demonstrated for others while in the camp, as well...

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