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Object ID

2014.1.328ab

Object Name

Correspondence

Date

3-16-1944

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Description

Envelope: Green. Left side has prisoner's name, number, and block written on top left. Beneath that is a block of printed German text .Letter: Tan paper. Printed text at top left, 'Frauen Konzentrationslager Ravensbrük'. Back: Black rectangular with printed lines with penciled in handwriting. There is one cross out on the fourth row to the bottom. Beneath the textbox is a purple stamp with a pencil mark written into it.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Censored lettersheets from inmate at Ravensbruck Josefa Jarosova to Prague. While female prisoners were common in the concentration camp system, Ravensbruck was Germany’s only concentration camp for women. Children were interned as well. It opened in 1939, and all occupied nations of Europe were represented there. Many were slave laborers for the Siemens factory, building parts for the V-2 rocket.

Dimensions

envelope: 4 1/2 x 6 1/2"; letter:8 1/4 x 5 3/4"

Keywords

Censored, Ravensbrueck, Concentration Camp, Women, Josefa Zarsova

Subcollection

1943-1945: Rescue, Aid and Liberation

Correspondence from the Women's Concentration Camp at Ravensbruck

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