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Object ID

2015.2.118

Object Name

Card, Parcel

Date

6-5-1941

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Description

Front: Tan paper with black printed text and dotted lines. Includes two pasted stamps on right side depicting a grey piazza. Includes several black hand stamps, writing in black, and a blue checkmark across the top.

Back: Black printed text split into boxes. Includes purple, red and black hand stamps, as well as a purple pasted stamp of a church on the bottom middle.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:

Parcel card franked General Gouvernement 60 pfg pair tied SARNAKI 6/5/1941 cds with boxed "Sarnaki uber Siedlce" alongside, red boxed Judenrat cachet on reverse. The village of Sarnaki was approximately 27 miles from Siedlce, a major city with a significant Jewish presence in Poland for centuries. By 1939, Jews constituted almost 40 percent of the population. In 1940 Germans exiled Jews from elsewhere in Poland to Siedlce. In August 1941 Jews from Siedlce were herded into Siedlce's ghetto. In August 1942 deportations commenced with 10,000 Jews being deported to Treblinka. This Aktion was to be followed in November by another, when the remaining Jews were also exterminated.

Dimensions

4 x 4"

Keywords

Stamps, General Gouvernment, Sarnaki, Judenrat, Siedlce, Poland, Treblinka, Aktion

Parcel Card from Siedlce, Poland

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