Auction 102

Lot 137:

CONCENTRATION CAMP LETTERS FROM OTTO FOJTIK (5)

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FIVE (5) DACHAU CONCENTRATION CAMP LETTERS AND ONE (1) ENVELOPE FROM AUGUST THROUGH NOVEMBER, 1941Otto Fojtik, prisoner number 26168, Block 8/2, was born on July 24, 1909, in Vienna, Austria, and he was an educated, white-collar employee. He was imprisoned for several months from 1934 to 1938 and participated in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) where he fought on the side of the republic from the summer of 1937. In 1939 he was detained in France and identified by the Vienna Gestapo on January 24, 1941. On June 6, 1941, he was imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp, where he died of typhus on February 24, 1945. In part (on October 11, 1941): ‘Dear Parents! It is a pity that a visiting permit was not granted to you and that your efforts were in vain, but spend your vacation, which you surely earned, with Schurl and get some good rest…’. In part (on November 23, 1941): ‘Dear Parents! Why did you not write to me? I have received the money but no letter. Is Mitzi on vacation? Or did anything happen? Please write to me right away. What does it mean when one regularly receives mail and suddenly, nothing arrives…’ Mailing folds. Very good.

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