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Front: A sepia-colored photograph of Nazi soldiers marching down the street and their main onlookers. Shows Nazi banners hanging from buildings.
Back: White postcard with message written in black ink, pink postage stamp, and black hand stamps.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: This postcard depicts the Nazi absorption of the German-speaking area of Czechoslovakia, known as the Sudetenland. Czechoslovakia's allies, Great Britain and France, had capitulated to Hitler's demands that the Sudetenland territories of Bohemia and Moravia, part of Austria until the end of World War I, be given back by Czechoslovakia to Germany. The occupation of the Sudetenland would be complete by October 10, 1938. Hitler would subsequently establish a puppet government in Slovakia, and by March 15, 1939, the provinces of Bohemia-Moravia would be declared a Reich Protectorate.
3 1/2 x 5 1/2"
Nazis, NSDAP, Swastika, Flag, Soldiers, Marching
"Postcard of Nazis Marching into Reichenberg, Sudetenland" (1938). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2014.1.179.