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a: Green envelope labeled “EXAMINED BY” on front and “CENSOR” on back, addressed to “Aleksander Distler”, large “I” written and circled in blue in center, “BRITISCH AMERIKA” written and underlined at bottom. b: Letter stamped with “CENSORED CANADA IN.T.O.P. 26” near top left, dated “1. November 940” in upper right corner. [Related items 2019.2.310 - 2019.2.323]
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Mrs. Distler, Alexander Distler’s mother, living in Vienna, at this time part of the “Greater Germany” subsequent to the Anschluss of March 12, 1938, which is indicated in her return address. Her letter to Alexander is postmarked in Vienna with a double-ring cancellation and censored in Austria and Canada with sealing tape and a red hand stamp.
a: 5 x 6" b: 11 1/2 x 9"
Alexander Distler, Franziska Distler, Internment Camp I, Canada
1939-1941: Concentration:Ghettos, Einsatzgruppen (Mobile Killing Squads); WWII in Europe, Distler
"Correspondence from Franziska Distler in Vienna to Alexander Distler, Interned in Camp I, Ottawa, Canada" (1940). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2019.2.313ab.