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Object ID

2014.1.131

Object Name

Postcard

Date

1945

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Front: Tan postcard with printed message on left side, writing in purple pencil, a purple Adolf Hitler stamp, and black hand stamp.

Back: A message in purple pencil.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: A Theresienstadt Ghetto postcard from the Gestapo Prison in 'Kline Festung,' 1945. The Gestapo used the "Small Fortress" as a prison, the largest in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. The first inmates arrived in June, 1940. By the end of the war, 32,000 prisoners, of whom 5,000 were female, passed through the "Small Fortress," which was separate from the Jewish ghetto in the main fortress. An estimated 32,000 people were taken to the prison; most were later deported to a concentration camp. Some 2,600 people were executed, starved, or succumbed to disease in the Small Fortress.

Dimensions

4 x 6"

Keywords

Small Fortress, Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Prison, Adolf Hitler

Theresienstadt Ghetto Postcard from Gestapo Prison 'Kleine Festung'

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