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Jan. 13, 2013 11:15 a.m.

Dear Moche the Beadle,
What an ordeal you have experienced I canít imagine having gone through what you have endured. As a bystander I have so many questions. If you are able to answer them I would appreciate it very much. I want to understand what you felt while your life was being shattered.
I need to tell you that you were extremely brave to return to Sighet knowing it was not safe. You could have gone anywhere, but your love for them sent you back. How did you force yourself to do that? Why didnít you save yourself? Isnít that what most of us would have done? Now are you safe? Or will you ever be safe again? I think not. You must think about that horrible time in your life on a daily basis. Do you know what the rest of your life will bring? Can you forgive and forget?
We feel not only sadness but anger for you and the villagers of Sighet. You all tried to be so brave and adapting but why should anyone adapt to the cruelty shown to the families of your hometown. Going to the camps were bad enough but being executed for being people of faith is despicable. Our hearts go out to you and we will continue to pray for you.

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