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Object ID

2015.2.121

Object Name

Postcard

Date

5-18-1942

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Description

Front: Tan postcard with writing in black cursive ink.

Back: Black printed postcard lines and text with writing in black and blue ink. Includes red, blue and black hand stamps, as well as some damage from a paperclip on the upper left, and several pencil markings on bottom right.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:

Censored card missing stamp to Alfred Schwarzbaum in Lausanne bearing "EINGELIEFERT AM SCHALTER." Card written May 18, 1942. The Jewish community in Przemysl dates to the 10th century. By 1931, there were over 17,000 Jews living in this town in the Warsaw District of Poland. There were several Hassidic sects, along with their assimilationist counterparts. It was occupied by Germans in 1939, and again in June 1941 it was taken over from the Russians. A Judenrat was established, Jewish property was expropriated, synagogues were destroyed, and by July 1942 Przemsyl's 22,000 Jews were crowded into a ghetto. By fall 1943 the ghetto inhabitants were deported to Belzec, Auschwitz, or murdered.

Dimensions

4 x 5 3/4"

Keywords

Censor, Lausanne, Warsaw, Poland, Hasidic, Judenrat, Belzec, Auschwitz, Deportation, Lauzanne, Przemysl, Alfred Schwarzbaum, Schmiedel

Postcard from Przemysl Ghetto to Alfred Schwarzbaum in Switzerland

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