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Object ID

2019.2.290

Object Name

Postcard

Date

1943

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Description

Postcard with two holes punched near top, “DRUKWERK” printed in bold, black print at top, addressed to “Gerrid de Haas. Back includes “Regu” in center.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:Mr. Gerrid de Haas, prisoner at Herzogenbusch, acknowledges receipt of package. Hertogenbosch censor marking.

Herzogenbusch, also known as Vught, was a concentration camp located in Vught in the Netherlands. Vught and Natzweiler were the only two concentration camps run by the SS in Western Europe. Herzogenbusch was first utilized in 1943 to supplement the transit camps of Westerbork and Amersfoort before prisoners’ ultimate deportation to extermination centers such as Auschwitz and Sobibor, presuming they had not already perished due to hunger, physical abuse, illness, or murder.

Dimensions

3 x 4 3/4"

Keywords

Netherlands, Joodsche Raad, Hertogenbosch, Herzogenbusch, Vught, Auschwitz, Gerrid de Haas

Subcollection

Netherlands

Censored Postcard from Gerrid de Haas in Hertogenbosch to Judenrat (Joodsche Raad) in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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