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Business Card: Small business card advertising G. Mally and G. Ahlfeld's "Modesalon."Envelope: Greenish envelope hand addressed to Flora Ahlfeld with censor tape on back flap.Letter: Double-sided handwritten letter with greeting, "Liebe Flora!"
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: In addition to its various humanitarian missions, the American Joint Distribution Committee acted as a mail carrier not only for its field workers, but also for refugees, displaced persons and other Jews in need. For the most part, this service was provided through its Paris office. Mail would be gathered at other offices and sent by courier to Paris whence it would then be sent abroad either by messenger or under cover to a local Jewish agency for distribution. This correspondence was recieved by AJDC on the same day as noted in pen within the AJDC small double circle hand stamp (rarely seen). Contents of this censored letter include a small card for the writer's clothing shop.
a: 3 x 4 3/4"; b: 4 1/2 x 6 1/2"; c: 11 3/4 x 7 3/4"
Palestine, Berlin, AJDC, American Joint Distribution Committee, G. Mally, G. Ahlfeld, Flora Ahlfeld, Otto Loser
1945 - Present: Post-Holocaust Commemoration & Revitalization: Displaced Person Camps; Refugees and Emigration; Postwar Trials; Israel Statehood
"The American Joint Distribution Committee as Courier post-World War II Correspondence to Palestine" (1946). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2012.1.271abc.