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a: Green envelope with a purple ink stamp in the center with “508” and a purple purple stamp in the top right corner. b: Typed letter dated “18. Februar 1948” in the top right corner and the same purple “508” ink stamp as the envelope.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:

An official reply from the Israel Kultusgemeinde Wien (Jewish Community Organization of Vienna) to an enquiry by Alexander Distler, now living in London, about his mother Mrs. Franziska Distler of Vienna, Austria. The agency reports that Mrs. Distler was deported to Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in Czechoslovakia on June 28, 1942 “and to our greatest regret” does not appear to have returned. Records indicate that Mrs. Distler was born in 1864 and had been deported on Transport 29. Signed with official handstamp of organization.

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a: 4 1/2 x 6 1/2" b: 6 x 8 1/2"


Alexander Distler, Franziska Distler, Israel Kultusgemeinde Wien, Theresienstadt


Concentration, Distler, Personal

Israel Kultusgemeinde Wien Response Concerning Fate of Mrs. Franziska Distler, Mother of Alexander Distler

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