Download Full Text (10.0 MB)
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 and there were 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 was not required.
4 3/4 x 7"
Ferramonti Concentration Camp, Richard Mayer, Prisoners of War Mail, Carlo Weiskopf
"Ferramonti Concentration Camp Cover from Jewish Inmate Richard Mayer, Air Mail, Prisoner of War Post via Sofia-Istanbul to Carlo Weiskopf in Jerusalem" (1943). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2019.2.109.