David Berger was born and grew up in the Polish town of Przemysl. When the war broke out, in 1939, he fled from the invading German forces, ending up in Vilna (Vilnius). While in Vilna he corresponded with his friend, Elsa, who had managed to leave Poland for British-controlled Palestine in 1938. In this postcard he bid Elsa farewell, assuming that he would not survive.

He was shot in Vilna in July 1941. He was 19 years old.

The letters were donated to the the Massuah Institute for the Study of the Holocaust Kibbutz Tel Itzchak.