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Object ID

2020.1.4a-d

Object Name

Postcard

Date

1941

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a: Postcard postmarked 18.2.41 with German text printed in red and handwritten letter on opposite side. Address written in pencil. Markings on front in blue and red pencil.

b: Postcard postmarked 21.3.41 with German text printed in red as well as handwritten text in purple ink and letter written in pencil on opposite side.

c: Postcard postmarked 25.3.41 with German text printed in red and handwritten letter on opposite side.

d: Postcard postmarked 12.4.41 with German text printed in red and handwritten letter on opposite side.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Margarete and Hans-Heinrich Glucksmann had been passengers aboard the ship MS St. Louis in 1939 (“Voyage of the Damned”). The St. Louis and its Jewish passengers fleeing Nazi Germany were refused entry to Cuba and subsequently the United States and was forced to return to Europe. These four postcards (2020.1.4a-d) by Margaret in Berlin to Hans-Heinrich following the return of the St. Louis Holland. She signs her name with the obligatory “Sara”. At the time of writing, Hans-Heinrich was being held in the Westerbork transit camp in Hooglhalen in the Netherlands. The postcards bear German censor marks and stamps.

[Items relating to Margarete and Hans-Heinrich Glucksmann: 2020.1.5, 2020.1.6]

Dimensions

5 3/4 x 4 1/4"

Keywords

St. Louis, Margarete Glucksmann, Hans-Heinrich Glucksmann, Westerbork

Subcollection

St. Louis, Internment

Postcards sent from Berlin to Westerbork Transit Camp in Holland Following the Return of the<i> MS St. Louis</i>

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