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Front: handwritten message fills entire page, blue censor mark runs diagonally; Back: handwriting continues, ‘CARTE POSTALE’ printed in red with several handstamps and blue diagonal censor mark.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: De Noe was originally intended to receive Spanish refugees fleeing Franco’s Fascist regime. By 1941 it was a hospital camp, but as well housed over 700 Jews. In August and September of 1942, 530 Jews formed parts of four convoys representing 4,000 Jews which left Drancy for Auschwitz. By the end of 1943 the elderly and incurable were evacuated to various hospitals. Postcard pre-printed with stamp of Petain.
4 1/8 x 5 3/4"
Concentration Camp, France, De Noe, Sweden, Censor
"French Concentration Camp de Noe, Postcard Sent to Sweden with Chemical Censor Mark" (1943). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2016.1.36.