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Tan paper with "Prezident Slovenskej Republiky" (President of the Slovak Republic) letterhead. Includes typewritten message and signature in faint ink.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Josef Tiso (1887-1947) was a Slovak politician and priest, head of the Nazi satellite Slovak state and involved in the deportation and massacre of Jews. He was convicted and hung at war's end. This letter was written Presidential letterhead to General Lieutenant Franz Barackhausen, German General of Artillery, in part "... Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your friendly new year's wishes which I sincerely reciprocate..." At the time of this letter, Franz Barackhausen was serving as head of the German military mission in Slovakia.
11 3/4 x 8 1/4"
Slovakia, German, General of Artillery, Jozef Tiso, Franz Barackhausen, Josef Tiso
1939-1941: Concentration:Ghettos, Einsatzgruppen (Mobile Killing Squads); WWII in Europe
"Letter From Josef Tiso" (1940). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2012.1.372.