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Object ID

2019.2.287

Object Name

Correspondence

Date

10-5-1941

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Description

Envelope address written in blue ink, “SS Feldpost” written in top right corner, stamped with round “FELDPOST” stamp dated “06.10.41” Letter written in blue ink, dated “5.10.1941” in upper right corner.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: The author of this letter was a member of the collaborationist Dutch volunteer SS-legion formed soon after the commencement of Operation Barbarossa in 1941, to assist Germans in their war against Bolshevism and Communism. Himmler and Hitler could make much of the idea that Germanic Europe was supporting their cause, since a number of Danes, Dutch, Finns, and Swedes had volunteered to serve in the Waffen-SS.

Dimensions

envelope: 4/12 x 6 1/4" Letter: 8 1/4 x 11 3/4"

Keywords

Netherlands, SS Freiwilligen Legion Niederlande

Subcollection

Netherlands

German SS Feldpost Correspondence from the SS Freiwilligen Legion Niederlande

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