Letter with Envelope
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Envelope: White with typewritten address. Includes two black hand stamps in upper right, and purple hand stamp in lower left.Letter: Off-white paper with a typewritten message. Includes Greiser's printed letterhead, "President of the Senate of the Free City of Danzig."
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Greiser was an SS-Obergruppenfuhrer and Reich Governor of the German-occupied territory of Wartheland. He was instrumental in organizing the Holocaust in Poland, ordering mass deportaitons and gassing of mental patients. He asked permission from Himmler to kill 100,000 Jews in his area. Utlizing gas vans, he established an extermination unit which killed more than 150,000 Jews. After the war he was tried by the Polish government for war crimes and sentenced to death. Here his signature appears on an album page along with his title, "President of the Senate of the Free City of Danzig." 1936. Letter of transmittal. 1936.
envelope: 5 x 6 1/2"; letter: 6x8"
Stamp, Saale, Wartheland, SS-Obergruppenfuhrer, Reich Governor, Poland, Convicted, Danzig, Walther, Greiser, Himmler, Greiser
1933-1938: Nazification and Early Stages of Persecution: Identification, Expropriation and Aryanization; and Emigration; First Concentration Camps; Sterilization and Euthanasia Program
"Arthur Greiser Correspondence" (1936). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2015.2.174ab.