A letter from Selek and Eda Kuenstler to Sophia Zendler beseeches Zendler to save the child from "annihilation."
Salek and Eda Kuenstler married in Krakow on August 30, 1939. Anita was born on November 18, 1942, in the Krakow ghetto. When she was three months old, her parents spirited her out of the ghetto, persuading the Zendlers, a Catholic family, to hide her. Anita's father promised to pay Mrs. Zendler 30,000 zloty to care for the child. The Zendlers, who had three children of their own, b