August Militaria, Autographs, Collectibles & Toys Auction

LETTER FROM KL SACHSENHAUSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP

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Letter sent from an inmate at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Oranienburg bei Berlin, date 8. March 1942. The one page letter was written by a Czech protective inmate (Schutzhaeftling) Vaclav Lochar, prisoner number 14572, Block 48, and sent to his mother in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. The letter reads in part: ‘Dear mother I send you greeting and kisses…tahnk you for your letter…I always think of you…I haven’t seen Icek..he went to Brunn…he had great plans for his life, he wanted to become a bacteriologists. We were good friends. How is Lada?…If you are able to please send aunt Anna the [financial] support…send me a package in April as heavy as possible, 2 kilograms…’ The letter bears a censorship stamp. Horizontal fold, 6 x 8.5 inches.

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