On this website you may read 32 authentic postcards sent from Hamburg during 1940 and 1941. The first of these was published on March 29th 2010, seventy years to the day since it was written. The following 31 postcards have been published in Simulated Real Time – on the date they were written, but 70 years later.
This picture of Gustav, Minna and their youngest son Walter was taken at the end of the 1920s, at the family’s summer cottage in Bispingen on the Lüneburger Heide (Lüneburg Heath).
As Gustav and Minna write the 32 postcards to Walter, he is a refugee in Sweden. His two older brothers have fled to Brazil and Argentina respectively.
Gustav and Minna remain in Hamburg.
Read more about the Wächters here!