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Object ID

2014.1.312

Object Name

Postcard

Date

9-22-1933

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Description

Front: Off-white paper. Postcard split in half by red printed line. Right side has address written in pencil. Green stamp with a male face on it put on horizontally so that the head is looking up. Black circular Dachau stamp over with the date 22 Sep 33. Red, printed description in German: "Konzentrationslager Dachau." with purple 'Konzentrationslager Dachau gepruft' stamp over it. Back: Handwriting in pencil. Nearly rubbed off in several places. There is a fold horizontally across the postcard, as well as a vertical fold on half of it.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Postcard (type 1) from Jewish inmate Otto Marx with violet two-line censor marking (type C-1), sent to his wife Marta Marx in Weiden with 6 PF stamp tied by "Dachau/22/Sep/33" CDs .Dachau was Nazi Germany’s first concentration camp, opened on March 22, 1933, and became under Theodor Eiche a training center for SS guards and the model for other concentration camps.

Dimensions

4 1/8 x 5 7/8"

Keywords

Dachau, censor, Weiden

Subcollection

Concentration

Rare Early Dachau Postcard From Inmate Otto Marx

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