Although everyday was a challenge for both physical and mental survival,
Flip always maintained a positive attitude, and he often conveyed this
message as he wrote to his family from the work camps where he was forced to
stay. Through great courage and faith, Flip managed to motivate his family
and fellow prisoners to keep trying to make it to the next day.
Unfortunately, Flip Slier and his immediate family did not survive the
Holocaust. However, because a family member was clever enough to save Flip’s
letters and hide them from the Nazis, we now have this testimony for future
generations. Deborah Slier, a relative from South Africa, studied these
letters and arranged for their translation and publication.