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Object ID

2012.1.268

Object Name

Envelope

Date

5-5-1945

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Description

White envelope with red and blue decorative border and grey background stripes. Includes a handwritten address to Mr. M. Marosches and handwritten return address from Mrs. Najder Matylda.

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.

Envelope posted by a Polish field agent with the UNRRA at APO 757 (Munich) to Palestine using a U.S. Army air letter sheet, originally specified "via A.D.J.C./Paris," but apparently placed in the regular military mail stream and "Returned for Additional Postage." 6c stamp was affixed and postmarked January 26, 1946 (BPO 24, Frankfort), a delay of seven months.

Dimensions

4 1/4 x 5 1/2"

Keywords

Palestine, Air Mail, Reich seal, Poland, UNRRA, Delay, M. Marosches, Najder Matylda

The American Joint Distribution Committee as Courier post-World War II Envelope, Sent from APO 757 (Munich)

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