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Front: Tan postcard with message written in green ink. Hand stamp with name of sender in black on bottom right corner. Back: Teal printed postcard lines, with printed stamp and border on the right side. Next to printed stamp is a pasted purple stamp. Two black circular handstamps, one between the printed and pasted stamps, and one lower on the border. Address written on printed green lines in green ink.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Postcard from Brcko (1942) with Ustase insignia. The Independent State of Croatia was a fascist puppet state ruled by the Usstase under the leadership of Ante Pavlic, subsequent to the invasion of Yugoslavia by the Nazis in April, 1941. Actions against Jews commenced immediately. Leaders of the Catholic Church joined the anti-Semitic propaganda. In August 1941 concentration camps were established, including Jasenovac and Stara Gradiska for women and children. It has been estimated that as many as 100,000 people were murdered in Jasenovac concentration camps by the end of the war, including Jews, Roma, Croats and Serbs.
4 x 5 1/4"
Croatia, Zagreb, Ustase, Usstase, Independent State, Jasenovac, Stara Gradiska, Brcko, Marija Rimsa, Borislav J. Jacikk
"Postcard from Brcko with USTASE Insignia" (1942). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2015.2.37.