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Front: A white postcard with printed red postcard lines and stamps. Includes text written in blue ink, a pasted pink postage stamp, as well as purple and black hand stamps.Back: Message written in blue ink.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Postcard written by Jewish prisoner in Rivesaltes with oval Rivesaltes censor mark. Serge Klarsfeld called the Rivesaltes Camp "the Drancy of the Free Zone." From September 4 to October 22, Rivesaltes played the same role as the Drancy camp in the occupied zone: a transit camp for the deportees whose ultimate destination was the Nazi extermination camps. Rivesaltes was, during that time, the camp where Jews arrested in the so-called "free zone" were gathered, and from which many of them (about 1,700) were sent to Drancy itself.
4 x 6"
Rivesaltes, Internment Camp, France, Izralit
1941-1943: Deportation & Extermination: Concentration Camps and Extermination Centers
"Postcard from Internment- Concentration Detention Camp in Rivesaltes, France" (1941). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2014.1.157.