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Object ID

2014.1.199

Object Name

Envelope

Date

1943

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Description

Front: A blue envelope with writing in black ink, five green postage stamps and a purple hand stamp.

Back: Includes writing in black ink, a strip of white censor tape and several black and purple hand stamps.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Includes a camp hand stamp, an Italian censor and undated postmarks. Sent by a Czech Jew, Ladislav Rosinger. The largest of the internment camps established by Mussolini between June and September, 1940. Ferramonti in southern Italy held more than 3,800 Jews as well as political prisoners. The majority of prisoners were foreign-born. Prisoners were able to establish a library, school, and synagogue. Prisoners were eventually freed after Mussolini's downfall in September, 1943. About 1,000 refugees were shipped to the United States and interned at Camp Oswego in New York.

Dimensions

5 x 6"

Keywords

Ladislav Rosinger, Ferramonti Di Tarsia, Italy, Concentration Camp

Envelope from Ferramonti di Tarsia Concentration Camp to Red Cross in Switzerland

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