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handwritten envelope with a “Judenpost” stamp in the upper righthand corner and a red ‘Star of David’
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Rare intra-Ghetto mail with image of Chaim Rumkowski, head of the Jewish elders, on 10 pfg. stamp. Two handstamps on back, one red star of David “EMPFANGEN” (RECEIVED) and purple “DER AELTESTE DER JUDEN/IN LITZMANNSTADT” (“THE JUDENRAT”, or “ELDERS OF THE JEWS”) in LITZMANNSTADT OR LODZ GHETTO. From R. Henberger, 38 Siegfriedstrasse 38, addressed to Walter Rosenberg, Gettoveraltung (Ghetto Management Office). Walter Rosenberg apparently is working at the Supplies and Economical Department of the Litzmannstadt City Board. The German headquarters were located in Moltkestrassee 157. Rosenberg seems to have been made a German refugee, born in Hamburg, who fled to the Netherlands with other Jews from Germany and Austria attempting to escape Nazi persecution, and was placed in Westerbork. Westerbork had been taken over by the Germans after the occupation and made into a transit camp for Jews. Rosenburg was deported to Theresiendstadt on April 7, 1944 from Westerbork transit camp, and on May 18, 1944- little more than five weeks later- he was deported to Auschwitz where he was murdered. He was 44 years of age. The fate of Mr. Henberger is unknown.
6 1/2 x 4 1/2"
Litzmannstadt, Lodz, Chaim Rumkowski, Walter Rosenberg, R. Henberger
"Envelope with Litzmannstadt Stamp and Red Star of David Addressed Within Ghetto" (1943). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2021.1.30.