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Object ID

2015.2.126

Object Name

Postcard

Date

6-5-1942

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Front: Tan postcard with writting in black cursive ink. Several words in pencil are interspersed through the message. Back: Printed purple postcard lines with writing in black cursive ink. Includes a red stamp along the left side, black and blue hand stamps, several pencil markings, and a printed purple stamp on upper right depicting a church.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Censored General Gouvrnement postcard MIEDZYRZEC, LUBLIN DISTRICT, dated June 5, 1942 FROM Julius Weiss to Engineer Alexander in Bratislava. Violet "JUDENRATE MIEDZYRZEC..." cachet and Nazi censor alongside. Miedzyrzec Podlaski was a center of Jewish cultural life for centuries. After the German invasion in 1939, a Judenrat was formed, and many inhabitants were sent to labor camps. In late August 1942, several months after this card was written, 12000 Jews were herded into the city square where 1000 were shot and the rest deported to Treblinka. A Ghetto was established under Judenrat management. Deportations to Treblinka continued, with the last 1000 Jews being sent to Majdanek.

Dimensions

4 x 5 3/4"

Keywords

Stamp, Censored, General Gouvernemen, t Miedzyrezec, Lublin, Bratislava, Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Mezrich, Judenrat, Deportation, Treblinka, Ghetto, Majdanek, Julius Weiss, Ing. Alexander

Subcollection

Ghettos

Postcard from Miedzyrzec Podlaski

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