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Front: Cream-colored envelope with black writing. Rectangular purple hand stamp in upper right. Pasted rectangular stamp on lower right, with a black hand stamp over it. Back: One purple, one orange, and six green pasted stamps. Black circular hand stamp on lower right. Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Large registered envelope sent locally with violet hs "Koden uber Biala Podlaska (Distrikt Lublin)" registered label plus manuscript "Judenrat in Koden" postmarked verso Biala Podlaska April 8, 1941. Koden is a village in eastern Poland on the River Bug, in Biala Podlaska county in the Lublin district. At the time it was seized by Germans in September 1939, there were less than 300 Jews living in the town. Refugees from Krakow settled there in 1940. In 1942, all the Jews from the Koden ghetto were relocated to Miedzyrzec Podlaski from where they were deported to Treblinka. The Germans destroyed the synagogue and the cemetery.
5 x 7 1/2"
Koden, Poland, Stamps, Lublin, Judenrat, Biala Podlaska, Poland, River, Bug, Krakow, Ghetto, Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Treblinka, Herrn Kreishauptmann
"Koden Ghetto in the Lublin District Ghetto Envelope" (1941). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2015.2.102.