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Object ID

2015.2.129

Object Name

Postcard

Date

9-19-1941

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Description

Front: Tan postcard with writing in black ink in two different handwritings. The top message has several rows underlined in red pencil.

Back: Printed purple postcard lines with writing in black cursive ink. Includes purple censor hand stamp and printed purple stamp of Hitler in profile on upper right.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:

Ghetto to ghetto correspondence on German postcard. Sent to the Judenlager at Kutno, the card is marked with a violet boxed "INHALT UNZULASSIG" meaning that the correspondence is undeliverable due to contents found unacceptable by the censor. Kutno Ghetto in central Poland was formed in June, 1940 when 8,000 Jews were quartered on the grounds of a former sugar factory (Konstancja) surrounded by barbed wire. In March 1942 the ghetto was closed with Jews being transported to the death camp Chelmno or killed in the town itself.

Dimensions

4 x 5 3/4"

Keywords

Stamp, Ghetto, Judenlager, Kutno, Censored, Poland, Konstancja, Barbed Wire, Deportation, Chelmno, Litzmannstadt, Heudelus

Postcard from Litzmanstadt Ghetto to Kutno Ghetto

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