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Object ID

2021.1.23

Object Name

Postcard

Date

9-4-1943

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Description

Postcard dated 8/23/1943 with writing in green ink.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Mr. Zirker was born March 6, 1890 in Tirschtiegel, Poland. He was known as a manufacturer or merchant, with intentions to marry an office clerk, Clara van der Kaars. However, before the wedding could take place, Mr. Zirker was deported to Westerbork, and placed in Barak 41. Westerbork was initially a refugee camp established by the Dutch government or German and Austrian Jews fleeing Nazipersecution. However, German SS took control of the camp in 1943. This postcard to dr. Hurwitz in Brussels was written 8-30-1943, and censored with a chemical censor and hand stamped by the Commando unit of the Wehrmacht. Deported to Bergen Belsen, Mr. Zirker perished February 9, 1944.

Dimensions

5 1/2 x 3 1/2"

Keywords

Theodor Zirker, Dr. Lotte Hurwitz, Westerbork

Subcollection

Netherlands, Transit

Postcard from Theodor Zirker in Westerbork Transit Camp to Dr. Lotte Hurwitz in Belgium

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