Chapter 9

State of Grace

Mrs. S*** stated in her Affidavit that five persons and their children were murdered un [sic] November/December 1941. According to Section 656 of the Latvian Civil Court, if two or more persons are dying of an un-natural death and it is not known who died first, then it is to be presumed that all died at one and the same time, but in case of ascendants and descendants then it is to be presumed that the descendants if minors, died before the ascendants, but if they are of age, then it is to be presumed that they died after the ascendants. It is well known that the Nazi system of murder was to kill who [sic] whole families at one and the same time. Therefore, it is to be presumed that the late F.J. and the late Lea Hanukajer ...

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