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Object ID

2019.2.95

Object Name

Postcard

Date

1943

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Postcard marked "POSTKARTE DOPISNICE" with a purple postage stamp of Hitler in the top right corner and a border of purple leaves,"Antwort pur anf Postkarten in deutscher Sprache" stamped on left side in black ink.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Nelli Mueller was a Jew who married a Czech ethnic German, Bohomil Mueller. For “violation” of the Nuremberg racial laws, she would be interned in Hagibor, a “mixed race” slave labor camp (Sonderlager) for spouses of mixed marriages. She was subsequently deported to Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1945, a few months before that camp was liberated. Her husband had been consigned to a series of labor camps, the last of which was an Organization Todt subcamp of Mittelbau-Dora, working in the mines producing the V1/V2 bombs. Nelli’s address on the postcard, Prag XI Schweringasse 1201, is a Gestapo office used to address mail for Hagibor inmates. Censored postcard hand stamped message that only German language can be used. A requirement of no more than 32 word messages was adhered to by enumerating each word.

Dimensions

4 x 5 3/4"

Keywords

Hagibor, Nelli Mueller, mixed marriage, Theresienstadt, Organization Todt, Sonderlager

Subcollection

1941-1943: Deportation & Extermination: Concentration Camps and Extermination Centers

German Occupied Bohemia Moravia Postcard - Words Numbered - From Nelli Mueller of Hagibor Forced Labor Camp to Mother-in-Law in Zebrak

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