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Object ID

2019.2.96

Object Name

Envelope

Date

1942

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Description

Envelope with blue postage stamp of Hitler on right side, stamp with large "R" printed in red and "Rowno (Wolhynien) 406" printed in black ink.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Cover is franked is occupational overprinted stamp used for occupied Ukraine. The Reichkommisariat Ukraine was the civilian occupation regime, administered at this time by Erich Koch, with control over both Gestapo and police. Its capital was the city of Rovno. Einsatzgruppen C and D were both active in the Reichkommissariat Ukraine. Koch was particularly brutal, and was found guilty of war crimes, including the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Poles and Jews.

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 5 1/2"

Keywords

Reichkommissiariat Ukraine, Erich Koch, Rovno, Einsatzgruppen C

Subcollection

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

Official Cover from Reichkommisar of Occupied Ukraine, Rowno

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