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a: Blue envelope addressed to Alexander Distler with red postage stamp in upper right corner, stamped with date “8 JAN 1940.” b: Blue letter, writing fills entire front and back page.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:
This letter, written in German, was sent to Kitchener refugee "Aleksander" Distler by a Rose Engel, possibly a refugee, now a London Jewish resident, as the letter was postmarked in Paddington.
Cancelled in Montreal February 26, 1943, Canadian hand stamp censor marks (Commission for Refugee Camps censored refugee mail circular C.R.C. and numbered handstamp) on cover and on letter, and Ile-aux-Noix censor mark cover verso. Distler receives this letter written in English while continuing to reside at the Ile-aux-Noix camp for “illegal aliens” in Canada. The camp closed the end of December 1943.
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a: 4 1/4 x 5" b: 8 x 5"
Alexander Distler, Camp Kitchener, Rose Engel, Jewish Refugees WWII
"Correspondence to Alexander Distler, an Austrian Internee of Camp Kitchener, from Richborough, Kent, United Kingdom" (1940). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2019.2.311ab.