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Front: Green envelope with black writing. Includes purple, blue and red hand stamps, a red and white pasted stamp in bottom left corner, and two pasted stamps on right: one green and one blue, each depicting Hitler in profile. Back: Black cursive writing, and black and blue hand stamps.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:
Registered, censored cover from Isaac Israel in Bendsburg to Alfred Schwartzbaum in Lausanne, Switzerland with Czeladz registered label alongside. Bendsburg, German for Bendzin, was in the Katowice District of Poland. A Ghetto was created on July 1, 1941 containing 6,000 Jews who did slave labor for the German weapons industry. All the Jews were transported to Auschwitz when the ghetto was liquidated between April 1942 and June 1943, including 2,000 Jews who had been transported from Osweicim--the name of the town before it became known as Auschwitz--to Bendsburg.
4 1/2 x 5 3/4"
Lausanne, Bendsburg, Stamps, Censored, Switzerland, Czeladz, Bendzin, Katowice, Poland, Ghetto, Auschwitz, Deportation, Osweicim, Alfred Schwarzbaum, Isaac Israel
"Envelope from Bendsburg" (1943). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2015.2.139.