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Front: Tan paper with fold. "Auszug aus der Lagerordnug:" printed at top left. Date written in top right. Top righthand corner has the date. Back: Circled 22 to left of address. Two identical purple stamps in the righthand corner of Hitler's profile facing right. On the other half is the prisoner's name, number(15301), and block (12)
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Natzweiler-Struthof was the only German concentration camp in France. Prisoners had been used as slave laborers for the German armaments industry. A gas chamber had been constructed and used on 80 Jewish prisoners who were sent to the Institute of Anatomy at Strasbourg University to be used for Dr. August Hirt’s skeleton collection. Lettersheet from Michel Choll to his wife Kathryn in Luxembourg. My dear wife, I received your lovely letter on the 26th of July. It took 18 days and the package with cake came on the 2nd of July--all arrived safely. Many thanks. With each piece I take out of the package I think of your lovely hands doing it (putting the items in). Kathryn, don't send so much because you could use it yourself. I am fine. I am happy (if you are ok--to go thru these terrible times--but if the tomatoes stay small or big it doesn't matter. I heard from --- Luxembourg--something happened to a lot of families--that is why we have to work out (suffer with) the situation. Hopefully we will see each other healthy. My best wishes for ---. I haven't heard anything from ---. I am waiting for your next letter to arrive. Many heartfelt kisses. My greetings to the others.
7 3/4 x 5 1/4"
Natzweiler-Struthof, France, Luxembourg, Camp
1943-1945: Rescue, Aid and Liberation
"Love Letter from Natzweiler" (1944). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2014.1.320.