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Object ID

2019.2.109

Object Name

Envelope

Date

12-1-1943

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Description

Envelope addressed to "Carlo Weiskopf". Front features a blue Italian postal stamp covered in a rectangular, purple ink stamp with diagonal lines in it. On the front there is another rectangular, purple ink stamp and another circular purple ink stamp. The back has brown censor tape and a circular, black ink stamp.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:Ferramonti, near Tarsia in Southern Italy, was the largest Italian concentration camp. Opened in June, 1940, Ferramonti held almost 4000 Jewish prisoners, most of whom were refugees from Germany. It was neither a slave labor camp nor an extermination center along the lines of German and Polish camps. Indeed, inmates were treated well, organized cultural activities, a library, and a synagogue with an Italian rabbi officiating. After Mussolini’s downfall in 1943, many internees at Ferramonti either joined the Allied war effort, or were transferred to Camp Oswego in New York. Italian and British Censor cachets, Ferramonti censor cachet. With censor tape on left and verso. Stamp annulled since it as not required.

Dimensions

4 3/4 x 7"

Keywords

Ferramonti Concentration Camp, Richard Mayer, Prisoners of War Mail, Carlo Weiskopf

Subcollection

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

Ferramonti Concentration Camp Cover from Jewish Inmate Richard Mayer, Air Mail, Prisoner of War Post via Sofia-Istanbul to Carlo Weiskopf in Jerusalem

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