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Object ID

2015.2.120

Object Name

Postcard

Date

2-27-1942

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Description

Front: Tan postcard with writing in blue cursive ink.

Back: Printed purple postcard lines with writing in blue cursive ink. Includes blue, purple and black hand stamps, and a printed purple stamp in upper right.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:

Postcard General Gouvernement 30 pfg cancelled Radomsko (District Radom) 3/7/1942 with 2-line violet "Aeltrenrat Radomska Postabteilung" indictating the Jewish Elders of the ghetto, from Anna Rozenbaum to Alfred Shwarzbaum in Lausanne. Written in Polish 2/271942. Radomsko was in the Lodz district of Poland but the Radom district of the General Gouvernement, and almost 40 percent of the population of 10,000 was Jewish. The ghetto--the second in Poland--was established soon after the Germans occupied the city in early September 1939, and incorporated Jews from surrounding towns. Many died from typhus epidemics, malnutrition, and the deplorable conditions rife in the Nazi ghetto system. In mid October, 1942, all of the Jews in the ghetto were deported to Treblinka. When the ghetto was re-opened in November to house Jews from neighboring towns, they too perished in Treblinka.

Dimensions

4 x 5 3/4"

Keywords

Stamps, General Gouvernement, Radomsko, Radom, Ghetto, Jewish Elders, Lausanne, Lodz, Deportation, Treblinka, Anna Rozenbaum, Alfred Shwarzbaum

Postcard from Radomsko Ghetto: Anna Rozenbaum to Alfred Schwarzbaum in Switzerland

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