Yitzchak MayerAuthor, Ambassador, Educator, Advisor
"SILENT LETTER is a rare book that recounts an unforgettable chapter of history but also has powerful contemporary relevance as it confronts the saga of desperation, of people on the run, trying to escape from danger and certain death, driven by hope and the dream of finding and arriving at a safe place."
~ Shmuel Faust, editor of Makor Rishon, a weekly Israeli newspaper
"I was born in late 1934 to two illegal refugees in Antwerp, Belgium. The Kingdom spared them deportation and granted residence but not citizenship. I was born stateless. My first memory is the bombing of the town on Friday May the tenth 1940 and what I believed were madmen, whom I watched from our window, shouting in Flemish "Jews out!""
Yitzchak Mayer was born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1934. At the outbreak of World War II, his family fled, were captured in France, then escaped and lived under cover until his father was caught and deported to Auschwitz, where he died. His mother eventually found refuge in Switzerland with her two sons.