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Object ID

2015.2.137

Object Name

Postcard

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Description

Front: Tan postcard with message written in purple pencil.

Back: Printed postcard lines in brown with writing in pencil. Includes black and purple hand stamps, a green pasted stamp of a man in profile facing left, and a red arrow.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:

Polish postcard bearing scarce small boxed BELZYCE alongside of German franking, addressed in pencil to Berlin. Belzyce, a small town in the province of Lublin, Poland, was overcome by Germany in September, 1939. A ghetto was established 1940 which housed Jews from Belzyce as well as other towns in Poland. The liquidation of the ghetto began in earnest in the spring of 1942. 3000 Jews were exterminated at Sobibor. The residents of the small concentration camp established in Belzyce were liquidated in May, 1943. Women and children were shot, and others were sent to Benzin, where only a few survived.

Dimensions

4 x 5 3/4"

Keywords

Berlin, Belzyce, Stamp, Lublin, Poland, Ghetto, Benzin, Death, Wullenberg, Pestacowski

Postcard from Belzyce Ghetto

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