Front: Tan postcard with writting in black cursive ink. Several words in pencil are interspersed through the message. Back: Printed purple postcard lines with writing in black cursive ink. Includes a red stamp along the left side, black and blue hand stamps, several pencil markings, and a printed purple stamp on upper right depicting a church. Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Censored General Gouvrnement postcard MIEDZYRZEC, LUBLIN DISTRICT, dated June 5, 1942 FROM Julius Weiss to Ing. Alexander in Bratislava. Violet "JUDENRATE MIEDZYRZEC..." and Nazi censor alongside. Miedzyrzec Podlaski, known as Mezrich in Yiddish, was a center of Jewish life. Books were printed in Hebrew since the 16th century. There was an active Jewish cultural life here for centuries. After the German invasion in 1939, a Judenrat was formed, many were sent to labor camps. In late August 1942, several months after this card was written, 12000 Jews were herded into the city square where 1000 were shot and the rest deported to Treblinka. The Ghetto was established two days later under Judenrat management. Deportations to Treblinka continued, with the last 1000 Jews being sent to Majdanek.
4 x 5 3/4"
Stamp, Censored, General Gouvernemen, t Miedzyrezec, Lublin, Bratislava, Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Mezrich, Judenrat, Deportation, Treblinka, Ghetto, Majdanek, Julius Weiss, Ing. Alexander
"Postcard from Miedzyrzec Podlaski" (1942). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2015.2.126.