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Tan postcard with red printed postcard lines and message written in black ink. Addressed to Ludwig Eppstein from L. Katzenberg.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Postcard mailed from mother-in-law L. Katzenberg to Ludwig Eppstein, her son-in-law. Mailed from Hoppstadter (Nahe) to Italy. Translation:"My love ones, happy with your birthday wishes. To my great sorrow have no news from our beloved ones... We are getting ready to move, it should be happen next week [deportation to the death camps in the east] ... I know you are about to experience rough times I wish I was able to spare it from you... It will be most difficult to send you any mail from there... My sole comfort is that Marinca does not have to go through this... Hope for the best and that we will meet again in the future. Mother."
4 x 5 3/4"
Katzenberg, Ludwig Eppstein, Hoppstadter, Nahe, Italy
"Postcard Sent by Woman Before Her Deportation" (1942). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2012.1.516.