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Postcard with red printed text and stamps at top. Address handwritten in blue ink. Two purple stamps indicate postcard has passed through censors. Message handwritten in blue ink on opposite side.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:

Message in German to Mayer Haberman: “Happy with your card, hope your wish will soon be fulfilled and we will be able to celebrate the birthdate all together. Thank God we are well and working and you would be surprised that I am working in a shoemaker shop. Mother works at home and Rachel works in a lady’s confection shop…Tell me what are you doing? Kisses, Father Hirsh.” Message from Mrs. Haberman, “Thank God we have survived the rough winter, hope the good Lord will not forsake us…” The young sister also adds a few words in French: “Dear brother and sister, Very happy with your card, must leave space for mother…with hugs…Rachel.”

British octagonal censor hand stamp and Palestine hexagonal censor handstamp (Haifa) recto. Petain stamps.


4 1/8 x 5 7/8"


Petain, Vichy, France, Palestine



Postcard from Lyon in Vichy, France from Haberman Family to Haberman Children in Haifa, Palestine

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