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Object ID

2019.2.102

Object Name

Postcard

Date

5-10-1942

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Description

Postcard marked "Postkarte" in black print on right side, "Konzentrationslager Auschwitz" in black print on left side, red postage stamp of Hitler in top right corner. Back includes "Auschwitz 1.5.1942." written at the top.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Block 11 was located in Auschwitz I, near the execution wall, in the main camp, and was intended exclusively for punishing prisoners through torture. Prisoners could be confined to dark cells for varying periods of time, or even confined to cells for death by starvation. They could be forced to stand in the so-called standing cells- four prisoners in less than 1 square meter of space- for days and sometimes weeks, while still being required to work the next day. This prisoner, Paul Muller, writes a reassuring message, reporting that he is healthy.

Dimensions

4 1/4 x 6"

Keywords

Auschwitz, Block 11, Paul Muller

Subcollection

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

Rare Postcard from Auschwitz Prisoner in Block 11

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