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Envelope Back: Tan envelope with handwritten address.Envelope Front: Handwritten address, red postage stamp and one black hand stamp.Letter Front: Printed black lines and text; handwritten message.Letter Back: Continuation of handwritten message.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Cover from Brandnburg Penitentiary franked with 12pf Hitler tied with 8/16/1944 Brandenburg (Havel) cds, to Bohemia, with censored letter enclosure, address label strip removed. Before Brandenburg became the site of political repression and terror, with almost 3,000 executions between 1940 and 1945 -- including that of a 15 year-old French boy -- it was the site of the Brandenberg euthanasia center. As such it was part of the T4 program, where disabled, mentally retarded, or mentally ill people were gassed.
envelope: 4 5/8 x 6 3/8" letter: 8 1/4 x 5 7/8"
Bradenburg, Penitentiary, stamp
"Correspondence from Brandenburg Penitentiary" (1944). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2014.1.76ab.