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Object ID

2014.1.341

Object Name

Letter

Date

11-24-1940

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Description

Front: 'Konzentrationslager Florenburg' printed in red in top left along with written in number [1205] and block [7]. Handwritten message in pencil. Back: Second half of letter, with purple circular hand stamp 'D' and "25" written in pencil on bottom.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Flossenburg concentration camp was established in 1938 in Bavaria, near the border with Czechoslovakia. Prisoners were used as slave labor to extract granite from the quarry and as well in the German armaments industry. Approximately one third of the prisoners who passed through Flossenburg perished from malnutrition, disease, overwork, and executions.

Dimensions

8 1/4 x 5 7/8"

Keywords

Flossenburg, Concentration Camp

Subcollection

1939-1941: Concentration:Ghettos, Einsatzgruppen (Mobile Killing Squads); WWII in Europe

Letter from Flossenburg Concentration Camp

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