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Object ID

2014.1.361

Object Name

Postcard

Date

5-20-1941

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Front: 'Trapa' repeated along edge to create a border; drawing of Star of David in upper left corner. Back: Handwritten text, Large black ink blot on top.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Sent from Julius Janovitz of Zvolen, Slovakia to family members in Italian concentration camps. Julius Janovitz perished during the Holocaust. Ferramonti, near Tarsia in Southern Italy, was the largest Italian concentration camp. Opened in June, 1940, Ferramonti held almost 4000 Jewish prisoners, most of whom were refugees from Germany. It was neither a slave labor camp nor an extermination center along the lines of German and Polish camps. Indeed, inmates were treated well, and organized cultural activities, a library, and a synagogue. After Mussolini’s downfall in 1943, many internees at Ferramonti either joined the Allied war effort, or were transferred to Camp Oswego in New York.

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4 x 5 1/2"

Keywords

Slovakia, Ferramonti-Tarsia, Italy, Zvolen, Julius Janovitz

Postcard from Slovakia to Ferramonti-Tarsia Concentration Camp

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