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Object ID

2014.1.357

Object Name

Postcard

Date

6-23-1943

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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 imprisioned 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 General Gouvernement) in Krakow,1943 to internee Friedrich Kohn in Ferramonti-Tarsia, Cosenza. Mr. Kohn who had been on the ill-fated Pentcho, had been rescued and taken to the isle 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.

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.

Dimensions

4 x 6"

Keywords

Ferramonti-Tarsia, Fritz Kohn, Concentration Camp

Subcollection

Internment, Pentcho

Postcard to Man Interned at Ferramonti-Tarsia Concentration Camp

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