Auction 102

Lot 135:

CONCENTRATION CAMP LETTERS (4)

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Lot of four letter fragments, from a prisoner at the Dachau concentration camp 3K on the official stationery. All letters are initialed by the camp officers and stamped with the official censorship approval stamp. One letter fragment is dated May 11, 1941. The other letter fragments do not have dates on them. They were written between 1940 and 1945. The author of the letter is Ignatz Lesniewski, prisoner number 11619, Block 12/2. Lesniewski was born on April 28, 1923, in Lodz (Litzmannstadt), Poland. He arrived to Dachau by train on May 26, 1940. In part: ‘…We should wait a bit longer, and everything will be over. Jozio can be assured that his wish comes true. Soon we will be together, happy and at peace…’ In part: ‘…I thank you for the swim trunks and the shirt. You read my wishes in spite of the fact that I did not write them down.’ Mailing folds. Very good. WITH: An official envelope sent from the concentration camp Weimar-Buchenwald by Lischek Jankowski, prisoner number 7073, Block 38 D. The mailing stamp is cut out. Plus an envelope mailed from Oetztal-Tirol, Austria, during the time of the Third Reich.

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