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Front: Purple 'generalgouvernement' printed postage stamp in right corner; J.U.S. hand stamp on left side with eagle symbol hand stamp below. Back: Typed note, purple J.U.S. hand stamp at bottom center.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:
Ferramonti was the largest internment camp established by Mussolini in 1940. Over 3,800 Jews were imprisoned there, most of whom were foreign-born. Prisoners were released six weeks after Mussolini's downfall in September 1943.
Postcard from the J.U.S. Jewish Support Team (Judische Unterstutzungsstelle fur das Generalgouvernement) in Krakow, 1943, to internee Friedrich Kohn in Ferramonti di Tarsia, Cosenza. Mr. Kohn who had been on the ill-fated Pentcho, had been rescued and taken to the island of Rhodes along with other survivors of the shipwreck. This postcard - censored - was sent several months after the final Nazi assault commenced on the Jewish ghetto at Krakow, the capital of the General Government. Hans Frank was the Governor General of the region and was headquartered there. Oskar Schindler’s enamel factory was located here as well.
Subject: search operation.
Your letter of 10.11.1.to the J.U.S. which was handed to us recently, could not be answered because the J.U.S. was inactive from December last year because of the new regulations of the Jewish camps and the Jewish residential districts in the General Government.
J.U.S. has now been allowed to resume her activities with the approval of the relevant authorities. For the time being, this extends to the mediation of gifts from neutral and friendly foreign countries for the Jews in the G.G. The investigations into the whereabouts of Jews in the G.G. are outside our area of activity, so we regret not being able to serve you with the desired information.
Sincerely, Dr. Weichert.
4 x 6"
Ferramonti-Tarsia, Fritz Kohn, Concentration Camp
Internment, Pentcho, Personal, Slovakia
"Postcard to Man Interned at Ferramonti di Tarsia Internment Camp" (1943). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2014.1.357.