Stamp: The General Commissar
in Reval [Tallinn]
handwritten: 16 Paraphe
illegible – 7. XI. 42
Entry no.: ………………….
handwritten: Pol. Adj.
L o n n y I n d u s, resident in Narva, Heigemajastreet 1–2.
Re.: Filipp I n d u s.
Herr General Commissar in Reval.
R e q u e s t.
I’m a Romni* aged 31. Have 6 children: aged from 14 to 1. Must feed them all on my own, which is difficult. My husband, Filipp Indus (Willem Indus), was arrested in December 1941 and is still in prison, in Narva. Why he is inside or how long he has to stay there, I don’t know.
I work in road construction every day for more than 10 hours. The children have to stay at home alone. I get a wage of 40 Reichmarks a month. That’s all. – Winter is coming, I’ve no firewood, no warm clothes, neither for the children nor myself. We’re all weak because of malnutrition, because with my small wage I cannot care enough for six children. The misery and suffering will get worse than it already is.
My husband is a Rom*, too. He’s always worked, though, for many, many years, he’s 56 and has looked after his family well. He wasn’t interested in politics under the Bolsheviks or anything else, never took part in anything – I’ve no idea why he should be in prison.
Because of my difficult situation, because of all my poor children, who suffer so much from poverty and hardship, who are almost always hungry and naked,
I ask you:
to review the case of my husband, Filip (Villem-Vilep) Indus, and release him from prison so that he can return to his family and help his children.
Enclosed: Attestation from the police.
Narva, 2 November 1942.
On behalf of the analphabet Lonny Indus
Signed M. Neumann