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Front: White postcard with black printed postcard lines and writing in black ink. Includes brown and red postage stamps as well as one purple and several black hand stamps.Back: Message written in black ink.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Censored in Munich. Used Deutsche Post Osten overprints on Hindenburg stamps. Communicating between enemy-occupied territories and allied nations was extremely difficult during World War II. Yet friends and family were desperate to maintain contact with one another. Organizations, resistance groups and governments-in-exile would also utilize undercover addresses in neutral countries like Switzerland or Portugal, thus not indicating the true destination of their correspondence. The mail from these undercover addresses would then be routed to their intended destination.
3 3/4 x 5 3/4"
Undercover, Reich Stamp, Villa, Hortensia, Lausanne, Switzerland, Warsaw
"Undercover Postcard Sent to Villa Hortensia, Lausanne, Switzerland, from Warsaw" (1940). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2014.1.275.