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Postcard addressed to “Frau Maria Sauter” written in blue ink, “WAR CRIMES CENSOR – 13” stamped in red ink on left side. Back includes eight lines of writing and dated “26.9.47” in top left corner.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:After Dachau was liberated by American soldiers in 1945, the former concentration camp became an internment camp for Nazi war criminals, SS men, and camp guards, this postcard has U.S. censor markings.
Otto Sauter, civilian internee with prisoner number 272271, writes his daughter in Ichenhausen, thanking her for her package and letter. He reports that x-rays show multiple stomach ulcers and that he may be transported to a hospital, but not to worry.
3 1/4 x 5 1/2"
Dachau Concentration Camp, Otto Sauter
1945 - Present: Post-Holocaust Commemoration & Revitalization: Displaced Person Camps; Refugees and Emigration; Postwar Trials; Israel Statehood
"Postcard from German Prisoner of War Imprisoned in Former Concentration Camp, Dachau, to his Daughter" (1947). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2019.2.249.