Auction 102

Lot 166:

RARE CONCENTRATION CAMP POSTCARD CORRESPONDENCE (6)

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Lot of six RARE postcards written between 1942 and 1945. Four postcards are in Czech, and two are in German. They include one card in German that was sent from the political prison Small Fortress (Kleine Festung), Terezín (Theresienstadt), cell 43. In part: ‘…I have received two packages with laundry yesterday as well as two postcards…if he is a decent man, I have nothing against it. She can share the name with me…’ The card bears rules for outgoing mail in the camp. Cancelation stamp from April 10, 1945. VERY GOOD. One postcard typed in Czech and addressed to Mr. Martin Reinisch in ZWICKAU Prison Saxony – a concentration camp during WWII, and a postcard in German sent from a camp in Osterode/Harz to Prague. This card is likely written by a forced laborer from one of the many forced labor camps located in the Harz Mountains. In part: ‘…I am asking you if you write or send something, do it as quickly as possible…packages have already arrived here… so the connection is good…write in German and if it is possible for you, include a few local bread ration cards…’ Cancelation stamp from March 20, 1945.

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