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a: Envelope labelled “EXAMINER 3902” on right side, “MIT LUFTPOST” printed in blue box in bottom left corner, “OTTAWA CANADA” underlined and written in blue. b: Letter on thin, translucent paper, green writing on both sides, “CENSORED CANADA IN.T.O.P. 27” stamped in red in each corner. [Related items 2019.2.310 - 2019.2.323]
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:In accordance with the Nuremberg laws, which also apply in Austria, Mrs. Franziska Distler, as a Jew, must use the name “Sara” in her correspondence, as is indicated in her return address. In this letter we can see that inserting the name “Sara” is an afterthought. Her letter to Aleksander is sent airmail, censored in Austria and Canada with sealing tape and red and stamp. Another man whose signature is difficult to read appears to share the same address as Mrs. Distler, who signs his name on the return address with the obligatory “Israel” for male Jews.
a: 4 1/2 x 6" b: 11 x 8"
Alexander Distler, Franziska Distler, Sara, Israel, Nuremberg Race Laws
"Correspondence from Franziska "Sara" Distler in Vienna to Alexander Distler, Interned in Camp I, Ottawa, Canada" (1941). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2019.2.315ab.