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Object ID

2015.2.2

Object Name

Postcard

Date

3-7-1940

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Description

Front: Typewritten message. Back: 'Carte Postale - Chine.' Includes orange Chinese characters, and a printed stamp in orange on upper right corner showing a man with a black circular Shanghai handstamp over it. In upper left are two pasted stamps: one blue, and one green, each depicting a man with Chinese characters in the upper corners. Another black circular Shanghai handstamp over them. Beneath is a typewritten message. Below the message is a pencil signature. Return address typed horizontally in middle, with red Nazi eagle stamp over it.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Shanghai was one of the few places in the world where Jews attempting to escape Germany could find refuge. Mr. Cohn was one of almost almost 20,000 Jews fleeing Nazi persecution who lived in the Shanghai ghetto.

Dimensions

3 1/2 x 5 1/2"

Keywords

China, Shanghai, Stamp, Reich, Seal, Gleiwitz, Germany, Refugee, Arthur Cohn, Siegfried Walter

Subcollection

1939-1941: Concentration:Ghettos, Einsatzgruppen (Mobile Killing Squads); WWII in Europe

Postcard from Arthur Cohn in Shanghai to Dr. Siegfried Walter in Gleiwitz, Germany

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