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Front: Address written in purple ink; three hand stamps; ciruclar purple with 'B' at center, maroon letters, circular black with date; Printed green stamp with image of man in profile. Back: Handwritten note in pencil. Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Rare Censored Romanian Postcard from Transit/Concentration Camp Targu Jiu forwarded to family member in Bucharest. During this period of time, Romania, under fascist dictator Ion Antonescu, was an ally of Nazi Germany. In 100,000 to 120,000 Jews of Bessarabia and Bukovnia were murdered by the Romanian army. As well massacres occurred in Odessa and Iasi along with programs in other cities. Survivors were deported to death camps in Transnistria (between Dniester and Bug Rivers) and ghettos in Western Ukraine. 120,000 of these deportees were murdered or perished due to starvation and disease along with the indigenous Jews of Transnistria. Targu Jiu was a transit camp where many Jews and political prisoners were interned prior to being sent to Transnistria. The postcard was sent by Jancu Lazarovici, interned at Targu Jiu. He was in all likelihood murdered during the Holocaust as he is listed in the Yad Vashem Database of Victims.
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Censor Romania Targu Jiu Bucharest
"Postcard from Targu Jiu Concentration Camp to Bucharest" (1942). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2014.1.355.