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Tan envelope with handwritten address to Emmi Hamburger with a stamped return address.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: In addition to its various humanitarian missions, the American Joint Distribution Committee acted as a mail carrier not only for its field workers, but also for refugees, displaced persons and other Jews in need. For the most part, this service was provided through its Paris office. Mail would be gathered at other offices and sent by courier to Paris whence it would then be sent abroad either by messenger or under cover to a local Jewish agency for distribution.
This envelope was couriered from the AJDC, Paris (address on back flap) to the AJDC, Frankfort and was placed in the German mail. The hand stamp at upper left reads, "If undeliverable, return to AJDC." Receipt was confirmed by the addressee during an interview. There are two types of AJDC double circle hand stamps. The one on the cover is the larger and more common.
4 1/2 x 5 3/4"
Bavaria, AJDC, American Joint Distribution Committee, Paris, Frankfort, Germany, Emmi Hamburger
"The American Joint Distribution Committee as Courier post-World War II Envelope" (1946). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2012.1.267.