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Object ID

2014.1.78

Object Name

Letter

Date

1940

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Description

Front: Printed lines and text with handwritten message in black ink.Interior & Back : Continuation of message.Information Provided Michael D. Bulmash: Under the Nazi regime, Plotzensee housed both criminals and those deemed enemies of the state. One of eleven execution sites, criminals were beheaded by guillotine (after 1937), or, by hanging (after 1942). Among those executed in Plotzensee were members of resistance organizations including the Red Orchestra, the Stauffenberg co-conspirators, and Marianne Baum of the Baum Group. Approximately 300 women were executed at Plotzensee, including the anti-Nazi German nurse Gertrud Seele.

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8 1/4 x 5 13/16"

Keywords

Berlin, Plotzensee, Prison

Subcollection

Early

Letter from Berlin-Plotzensee Prison, 1940

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