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White paper with typewritten message. Signature in black on lower right, with red circular hand samp to the left of it. Red writing in upper right corner, and writing in pencil on lower left. Pasted stamp with red hand stamp over it on bottom right.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Typed document of the Jewish Community of Piotrkow Trybunalski (Petrikau in German) addressed to the Commissar of the city, requesting daily passes for 10 Jewish residents of the Ghetto to be able to work outside of the Ghetto as selectors or sorters in formerly Jewish stores. Hand stamped in red with Der Aelteste Rat der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde in Petrikau and signed by a member of the Aelteste Rat. Adhesive received stamp in lower right, manuscript notations in German, meaning that the passes were either given out or not. Piotrkow Trybunalski was the first Ghetto established by the Germans soon after the invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939.. The ghetto was liquidated in October 1942, with transports to Treblinka. The rest were sent to labor camps and then to Auschwitz. Of the original 20,000 residents, only about 1400 survived.


11 3/4 x 7 3/4"


Jewish Community of Petrikau, Ghetto, Judenrat, Der Aelteste Rat, Poland, Trybunalski, Lodz, Star of David, Treblinka, Auschwitz

The First Ghetto: Jewish Community of Piotrkow Trybunalski  (Petrikau in German) Letter