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Front: Tan paper with fold. "Auszug aus der Lagerordnug:" printed at top left. Date written in top right. Top righthand corner has the date. Back: Circled 22 to left of address. Two identical purple stamps in the righthand corner of Hitler's profile facing right. On the other half is the prisoner's name, number(15301), and block (12)
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:Natzweiler-Struthof was the only concentration camp in France. Slave labor was needed to work the granite deposits in the area. But the camp was used as well for constructing gas chambers and for medical experimentation on both living people as well as skeletons of Jews from Auschwitz. The camp was closed in the fall of 1944 as the Allies were approaching, and prisoners were "death marched" toward Dachau. Letter from Michel Choll to his wife Kathryn in Luxembourg. On Official KL lettersheet.
My dear wife, I recieved your lovely letter on the 26th of July. It took 18 days and the package with cake came on the 2nd of July--all arrived safely. Many thanks. With each piece I take out of the package I think of your lovely hands doing it (putting the items in). Kathryn, don't send so much because you could use it yourself. I am fine. I am happy (if you are ok--to go thru these terrible times--but if the tomatoes stay small or big it doesn't matter. I heard from --- Luxembourg--something happened to a lot of families--that is why we have to work out (suffer with) the situation. Hopefully we will see each other healthy. My best wishes for ---. I haven't heard anything from ---. I am waiting for your next letter to arrive. Many heartfelt kisses. My greetings to the others.
7 3/4 x 5 1/4"
Natzweiler-Struthof, France, Luxembourg, Camp
"Love Letter from Natzweiler" (1944). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2014.1.320.