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Object ID

2014.1.227

Object Name

Postcard, Picture

Date

1-8-1942

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Description

Front: A photograph of a woman sitting in the forest. Back: A brief letter on the left, and a mailing address and two Hindenburg stamps on the right.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:
Liepaja Postcard addressed to Riga. January 8, 1942. Correct rate 6Rpf Hindenburg stamps of German Reich, which were no longer valid in Germany, were in use in the early German occupation of Ostland, because of insufficiency of Ostland overprinted stamps of Hitler. The infamous Liepaja massacres -- nass executions of Latvian Jews by the combined forces of Einsatzgruppen A, Order Police, and Latvian military -- occurred in 1941. The largest massacre of 2731 Jews occurred on December 15 and 17, a week before Christmas and three weeks before this postcard was written.

Dimensions

3.5 x 5.5"

Keywords

Paul von Hindenburg, Latvia

Postcard from Liepaja to Riga, Latvia

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