29 A precious bequest

Blum’s farewell letter to his wife Eugenie ends on a heartbreaking note and was published repeatedly by the democratic movement: “Raise our – now only your children to be worthy people […]. All that I feel, runs into tears, so once again: live well, dear wife! See our children as a precious legacy, with which you shall grow old and honour your devoted husband. Live well, live well! A thousand, thousand, last kisses from your Robert […] Someone is coming! Live well! Well!”

Farewell letter of Robert Blum
Farewell letter of Robert Blum

Farewell letter of Robert Blum
1848
Manuscript, 22 x 28

Date: 
1848
Number: 
29

Location

Vienna
Austria