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Object ID

2012.1.24

Object Name

Postcard

Date

12-3-1944

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Description

Postcard with red printed postcard lines and message written in black ink. Addressed to the Bronx in New York City.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: 1 Fr. Belgian stationary card written by Felice Grossmann to Herta Schwarzstein, her family member in New York. Felice reveals her whereabouts during the war years: "I am finally allowed to write... I have been hiding, for almost two years, in a Monastery... You can not imagine the horror, fear, misery and persecutions we suffered in the last four years... All we think about is how to reach you [in the United States] and when... We are disgusted with Europe... I always look for Egon whenever I see American soldiers... With heart full of yearning, your Lissy." The letter is written in German and has Belgian & American censor marks at front. Belgium was liberated by US troops in September 1944.

Dimensions

3 1/2 x 5 1/2"

Keywords

Belgium, Survivor, Bruxelles, New York, Felice Grossmann, Herta Schwarzstein, Liberation

Postcard From Belgian Survivor Felice Grossman Describing Her Wartime Experiences

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