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Letter includes “CONCENTRATIEKAMP ‘S HERTOGENBOSCH AUFFANGLAGER” printed in upper left corner, “K.L. ‘S HERTOGENBOSCH AUFFANGLAGER” printed and underlined at bottom of right side.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:Three-page censored letter from Jewish prisoner. Saartje Turksma-Cohen, from Doesburg, Netherlands. She was to be transported with her husband Mozes- four months after writing this letter- to Auschwitz, where she perished September 17, 1943 at the age of 45.
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.
8 1/4 x 11 3/4"
Netherlands, Saartje, Turksma-Cohen, Hertogenbosch, Herzogenbusch, Vught, Amersfoort, Natzweiler, Westerbork
"Censored Letter from Prisoner in Hertogenbosch Concentration Camp, Saartje Turksma-Cohen, to Dieren, Netherlands" (1943). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2019.2.292.