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Object ID

2012.1.272a

Object Name

Envelope

Date

2-22-1946

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Description

Green envelope with handwritten green address to G. Rottbart from M.E. Verco. Includes white censor tape.

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 from the Jewish Information Service, Sub UNRRA Team 108, munich with censor labels and large AJDC double circle hand stamps. This was sent to the Jewish Welfare Society, Melbourne with the name of the recipient for forwarding. This would have been carried under cover to the Welfare society.

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 6 1/2"

Keywords

Censor, AJDC, American Joint Distribution Committee, UNRRA, Munich, Jewish Welfare Society, Melbourne, Jewish Information Service, M.E. Verco, G. Rottbart

The American Joint Distribution Committee as Courier post-World War II Envelope to Australia

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