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Object ID

2014.1.266

Object Name

Envelope

Date

8-25-1942

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Description

Front: Green envelope with four postage stamps of Adolf Hitler in various colors. Includes four black and two purple hand stamps, a line of writing in purple pencil and a red and white sticker.

Back: A black hand stamp.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Rovno fell to the Germans in June 1941 and was turned into a regional capital in Volhynia. 21,000 Jews were slaughtered in the next few months in what is known as the "second Babi Yar." Another 15,000 to 18,000 Jews were taken to the Sosenski Forest in early November and murdered. A ghetto was established with the remaining 5,000 Jews, who were eventually killed in December 1942 in the forest near Kostopol and buried in mass graves. Trochenbrod was also liquidated in August and September of 1942.

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 6 1/4"

Keywords

Rovno, Rowno, Stamps, Reich seal

Envelope from Rovno, Ukraine

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