Auction 102

Lot 151:

THERESIENSTADT CONCENTRATION CAMP CORRESPONDENCE (4)

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Lot of four postcards in German addressed to prisoners in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Three cards, written in 1945, are addressed to the same person Rapp Berthold. Different members of his family express how much they miss him and inform him of simple daily occurrences, such as a successful test completion. The postcards bear the official stamp indicating that the content passed the censorship. The last card is addressed to the Head of the Tuberculosis Hospital in Theresienstadt-Bauschowitz, most likely a deported Jewish doctor, dated January 11, 1944. In part: ‘Today, I have received a card from you…you can surely imagine my joy…I have not received a card from you for a long time…I am still not working. Perhaps my papers are still lying somewhere on the director’s table…I am glad that I can be home…’ Very good.

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