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Object ID

2015.2.70

Object Name

Letter

Date

8-2-1944

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Description

Tan paper with printed black German on top. Beneath are printed black dotted lines with handwriting in pencil. Back: Tan paper originally folded in half. Top portion has printed black text and dotted lines filled in with the last name 'Vesela', then a blank portion below excepting some pencil writing beneath the printed lines, and a long diagonal pencil mark. The other half has the address written on printed postal lines, and a red stamp of Hitler in profile facing right. On the pasted stamp is a black circular handstamp, and to the left is a purple rectangular hand stamp with a signature in it.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: This Ravensbruck Concentration Camp formular cover/letter from inmate Helena Vesela with printed postal instructions from the Camp Kommandant was sent in 1944. The letter was censored by the German Camp censor and stamped on the cover front page. Ravensbruck was the largest concentration camp for women in the Reich, and inmates came from over 30 countries.

Dimensions

7 3/4 x 5 1/4"

Keywords

Vesela, Stamp, Ravensbruck, Women's Concentration Camp, Kommandant, Brunn, Ravensbruck-Furstenberg

Letter from Ravensbruck-Furstenberg Concentration Camp

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