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a: Envelope addressed to “Aleksander Distler No. 234,” “Internment Camp “I” written in center, “internment underlined twice, “I” circled in blue. b: Small letter dated “22. 12. 940” in upper right corner, stamped with “CENSORED CANADA IN.T.O.P. 27” in red in upper left corner. [Related items 2019.2.310 - 2019.2.323]
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:Mrs. Franziska Distler, Aleksander’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 Aleksander, internee number 234 at Camp “I” is postmarked in Vienna with a double-ring cancellation and censored in Austria and Canada with sealing tape and red hand stamp.
a: 4 1/2 x 6" 1/4" b: 3 x 6"
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"Correspondence from Franziska Distler in Vienna to Alexander Distler, Interned in Camp I, Ottawa, Canada" (1940). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2019.2.314ab.