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a: Envelope with address “Mr. A Distler, Refugee Camp 41, Isle aux Noix, St Paul, Que.” Written in blue, includes red postage stamp, stamped in black with “MONTREAL FEB 26 11 PM 1943.” b: Letter with writing on front and back, “Dear Mr. Distler:” written in top left corner. [Related items 2019.2.310 - 2019.2.323]
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: 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 Isle-aux-Noix censor mark cover verso. Distler receives this letter written in English while continuing to reside at the Isle-aux-Noix camp for “illegal aliens” in Canada. The camp closed the end of December 1943.
a: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2" b: 8 x 5"
Alexander Distler, Isle-aux-Noix, Refugee Camp 41
1941-1943: Deportation & Extermination: Concentration Camps and Extermination Centers, Distler
"Correspondence from Montreal to Alexander Distler in Refugee Camp 41, Isle-aux-Noix, Quebec" (1943). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2019.2.318ab.