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Object ID

2012.1.277

Object Name

Envelope

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Description

Green envelope with handwritten address to Mr. Gerhard M. Boehm with handwritten reutrn address to Louise Cohn-Boehm with censor tape and stamp.

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 whose return address shows sender in Neggondorf, Bavaria, specifying routing through the American Joint Distribution Committee in Paris, to Melbourne, censored, large AJDC double circle hand stamp.

Dimensions

5 x 7 1/2"

Keywords

AJDC, American Joint distribution Committee, Censor, Neggondorf, Bavaria, Paris, Melbourne, Gerhard M. Boehm, Louise Cohen-Boehm, Louise Boehm, Louise Cohen

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

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