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Front: Tan card with typewritten message, black signature, and red stamp.Back: Printed red postcard lines with embelisshed border. Includes red, purple, pink, green and black hand stamps, and typewritten information.Front: Initally stapled to the first postcard. Red stamp in bottom left corner.Back: Printed red postcard lines with embellished border. Typewritten information.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Censored Slovakian reply card showing violet GENERAL GOVERNEMENT JUDENRAT LUBLIN and red Lagerpost Gepruft (checked) Reply portion still attached and unused. Joseph Bonisch is trying to reach his parents and states that ‘We are very worried because we know nothing of you.” Red boxed cachet on reverse states that postal service to Slovakia not allowed, only through Judenrat Pressburg. Lublin had a large and active Jewish community dating to the 15th century. When the Germans occupied Lubplin in September 1939, approximately 40,000 Jews were living there. On October 26, 1939, Lublin was officially incorporated into the General Government territory with Odilo Globocnik as head of the police and SS. Globocnik was responsible for constructing the death camps of Majdanek, Belzec, Sobibor, and Treblinka. In January of 1940, a 24-member Judenrat was established. By 1942 Operation Reinhard was put into effect and each day 1400 Jews were deported to Belzec, where 30,000 Jews ultimately perished. The Jews remaining in Lublin were sent to Majdanek.
4 x 5 3/4"
Ghetto, Stamp, Censor, Slovakia, General Gouvernement, Judenrat, Lublin, Lagerpost Gepruft, Bratislava, Majdanek, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, Operation Reinhard, Deportation, Josef Bonisch, Alexander Bonisch, Odilo Globocnik
1941-1943: Deportation & Extermination: Concentration Camps and Extermination Centers
"Postcards from Lublin Ghetto" (1942). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2015.2.127ab.