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Object ID

2012.1.276

Object Name

Envelope

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Tan envelope with handwritten address to the Australian Jewish Welfare Society in blue ink. Includes censor tape and stamps. Includes a return address to Dilli Besch on back flap.

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.

An envelope from Elbach, Germany to the Australian Jewish Welfare Society, Melbourne, "via Joint Paris," censored, large AJDC double circle hand stamp on front.

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 6 1/4"

Keywords

Censor, AJDC, American Joint Distribution Committee, Elbach, Germany, Australian Jewish Welfare Society, Melbourne, Paris, Dilli Besch

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

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