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Front of postcard marked “PAR AVION!” in center in pencil, “Internierten-Post Postkarte” printed in black ink in upper left corner, writing in red ink in both upper corners, stamped with blue, red, black, and purple ink. Back of letter marked “Interniertenlager” in black print in upper left corner, twelve lines of writing.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Tittmoning castle was an internment camp in Bavaria near Austria which was run by the German army. British and American citizens, including African- American Jazz musicians, who had the misfortune of being in Germany at the time war was declared, were imprisoned here along with European Jews with passports from the United States and Latin American. Polish internees arrived at Tittmoning with warnings of atrocities being committed, and it is believed that a group of Jews transferred from Bedzin Ghetto were murdered here in 1943, just three weeks after this card was posted. Pustelnik “yearns… to see my dear family,” and asks his relative to write- and to not forget about him. German and U.S. censor markings.
4 x 6"
Tittmoning Internment Camp, Zygmunt Pustelnik
1933-1938: Nazification and Early Stages of Persecution: Identification, Expropriation and Aryanization; and Emigration; First Concentration Camps; Sterilization and Euthanasia Program; Internment Camps
"Postcard from Zygmunt Pustelnik in Tittmoning Internment Camp in Bavaria to Joseph Pustelnik in Chicago" (1943). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2019.2.122.