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Front: A tan postcard with red printed text and lines with writing in black ink. Includes a blue postage stamp, as well as one purple and two black hand stamps.
Back: Message written in black ink.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: In approximately three months from the date of this letter, the Nazis and their Axis allies would invade the Soviet Union. In August, the Romanians laid siege to Odessa, a port town on the Black Sea. While half of the Jewish population of 180,000 fled, 80,000 remained after the occupation by the Romanians. Blaiming the Jews for a bomb that had exploded in military headquarters, the Romanians shot and burned alive 19,000 Jews. Approximately 20,000 more were murdered in another village. What remained of the Jewish community were ordered into two ghettos, where many perished from disease, exposure, and starvation. Others were sent to Romanian camps and ghettos were they were eventually murdered.
4 x 5 15/16"
Ukraine, Censored, Palestine
"Censored Postcard from Odessa, Ukraine to Palestine" (1941). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2014.1.233.