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Object ID

2019.2.283

Object Name

Letter

Date

1944

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Description

Letter with red “NEDERLAND” postage stamp in top right corner, two pages of writing on inside. Back includes additional page of writing and “Polizeiliches Durchgangslager Amersfoort” printed in red in upper left corner.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Amersfoort in the Netherlands was referred to as a police transit camp. Prisoners here were ultimately to be sent to the major extermination centers such as Auschwitz, Sobibor, or Mauthausen. Conditions were as appalling as the worst of the major concentration camps. Hunger, disease, poor hygiene, and the cruelty and violence of the guards and administration was commonplace.

Dimensions

8 x 11 1/2"

Keywords

Netherlands, Amersfoort, Transit Camp

Subcollection

Netherlands

Lettersheet from Prisoner at Amersfoort Durchgangslager

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