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Cover from the Lodsch / Lodz / Litzmannstadt Ghetto. Censor mark in red at upper left. Small tear at top and folded in center, with long message reverse. "...I am only allowed to write 8 lines. So this composition will be 'stenographic' as they say. My appendix pain has not improved...to Alois, the Eastern Front Fighter, send my greetings...Johann".
US$169
Card from Lodsch / Lodz / Litzmannstadt Ghetto, stationery with imprint of 'Der Aelteste der Juden in Litzmannstadt' / 'The [Council of] Jewish Elders from Chaim Rumkowski. Slightly worn, good, genuinely used condition. A real piece of Jewish history.
US$199
Card from Lodsch / Lodz / Litzmannstadt Ghetto, stationery with imprint of 'Der Aelteste der Juden in Litzmannstadt' / 'The [Council of] Jewish Elders from Chaim Rumkowski. Slightly worn, soiled, genuinely used condition. A real piece of Jewish history. Note that the middle name 'Sara' was inserted in the address, and sara was used as the middle name for both sender and receiver reverse. Due to the Anti-Semitic Nuremberg laws Jewish women had to use "Sara" as a middle name and men had to use "Israel", so everyone would always know the person was Jewish. We've had court papers documenting the prosecution of individuals for not using these names as directed by law.
US$199
Unusual cover from the Lodsch / Lodz / Litzmannstadt Ghetto. Returned to sender and marked "In hebraischer und jiddischer Sprache verboten" / "Hebrew and Yiddish language forbidden". Excpet for some misspelling I'm not sure what offended the censor, though all the contents reverse are crossed out with a red X.
US$209
Unusual cover from Tarnow shortly before all Jewish people were formally interned in the Ghetto. Returned to sender with label "Briefe in Jiddisch und Hebraischer (Schrift und Sprache) werden nicht befordet" / "Letters in Hebrew and Yiddish language (writing or language) will not be forwarded". The label is loose, obviously water loosened it since the writing on the card transferred to the label.
US$209
German-occupied General Government (GGov) Poland card sent by a Jewish man in the Warsaw Ghetto to (Russian) Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine via Dorpat in May of 1941. Handstamped Judenrat Warschau / Jewish Council [of Elders] Warsaw in the upper left by his name. Such a sending was possible only for a short period between the time the Ghetto was established by the Germans at the end of 1940 and Operation Barbarossa, when the Germans invaded Russia on June 22, 1941, just ten days before this was received on June 12th (see the CCCP receiver cancel). Creased in center and edges. With large red Ab censor. A rare, genuinely used piece of Jewish history.
US$579
Four year anniversary of the invasion of Poland: Tag der NSDAP / Day of the National Socialist Worker's Party, with Krakau event CDS.
US$18
Germany 2nd Anniversary of Generalgouvernement (GGov) / General Government Poland propaganda card, used with memorial cancel of same. Excellent condition and genuinely used.
US$57
Germany 2nd Anniversary of Generalgouvernement (GGov) / General Government Poland propaganda card, used with memorial cancel of same. Top condition.
US$57
REGISTERED Cover to "The Camp Doctor" at Waffen SS Concentration Camp Majdanek / Konzentrationslager (KL/KZ) Lublin. Rare, with Lublin receiver, twice expertized Mahr BPP (center reverse for backstamp, lower right reverse for cancels on face). Also expertized Jungjohann BPP (the General Government expert) reverse. Most likely a registered cover inquiring about a loved one. Very little survived from this camp (compared to Oranienburg or Dachau, for example), especially regarding an injured/sick inmate.
US$1099
German WWII occupied Czechoslovakia / Bohemia Moravia stationery cover from the Jewish Religous Cultural Center Cover in Prague to Kolin, BuM.
US$99
Upfranked Czech postal stationery postcard written in Hebrew from Prague to Mr Jakob Goldschmeid (Jacon Goldsmith) in Revuca, Slovakia. A contemporary note in German says that the contents are a confirmation of the receipt of two packages of Mazzoth for Passover. With Wehrmacht censor lower right reverse. Mixed franking of old Czechoslovakia
US$99
REGISTERED Cover to Waffen SS Commander at Concentration Camp Majdanek / Konzentrationslager (KL/KZ) Lublin. Rare, with Lublin receiver, twice expertized Mahr BPP (center reverse for backstamp, lower right reverse for cancels on face). Most likely a registered cover inquiring about a loved one. Very little survived from this camp (compared to Oranienburg or Dachau, for example).
US$939
Original photo of Konzentrationslager (KL) Flossenburg / Concentration Camp Flossenburg. Creased corners, a bit worn. Very rare image. Size ca3.5x2.5inches.
US$169
Cover from Lemberg with transcription in Polish and translation (not from me -- I can't read Polish) "I am very worried about such a long silence on your part Did those gentlemen come back [Gestapo? Ordnungspolizei?] After their departure I sent you a postcard. I still cannot forget about John [taken?] In our area similar also take place. Generally speaking the situation is getting worse. Prices are very high and supply insufficient. Aulek has gone to Jasto. We try to manage somehow, Best Regards, yours, Wanda
US$92
Unused pass to an Erholungsheim / convalescent home from Der Aelteste der Juden in Litzmannstadt-Getto / Jewish Council of Elders in the Lodsch / Lodz / Litzmannstadt Ghetto. Unused. Rare.
US$229
Unused ID card from Der Aelteste der Juden in Litzmannstadt-Getto / Jewish Council of Elders in the Lodsch / Lodz / Litzmannstadt Ghetto under Chaim Rumkowski. Unused. Rare.
US$289
Der Oberbuergermeister Ernaehrungs und Wirtschaftsstelle 'Getto' / The High Mayor Provisions and Economic office for the Ghetto. A receipt for shoe polish, apparently controlled by the non-Jewish controllers of the Ghetto. Rare.
US$349
Der Oberbuergermeister Ernaehrungs und Wirtschaftsstelle 'Getto' / The High Mayor Provisions and Economic office for the Ghetto. A receipt for potato baskets, apparently controlled by the non-Jewish controllers of the Ghetto. Rare.
US$349
Der Oberbuergermeister Ernaehrungs und Wirtschaftsstelle 'Getto' / The High Mayor Provisions and Economic office for the Ghetto. A receipt for blackout paper (for darkening wartime windows), apparently controlled by the non-Jewish controllers of the Ghetto. Rare.
US$349
Der Oberbuergermeister Ernaehrungs und Wirtschaftsstelle 'Getto' / The High Mayor Provisions and Economic office for the Ghetto. A receipt for an Anatomy and Pathology textbook, pparently controlled by the non-Jewish controllers of the Ghetto. Rare.
US$349
Der Aelteste der Juden in Litzmannstadt Urlaubs-Referat, Baluter-Ring / Jewish Council of Elders Vacation release for inmate at the Lodsch / Lodz / Litzmannstadt Ghetto. Unused. Rare.
US$349
Der Aelteste der Juden in Litzmannstadt Umschichtungs-Kommission / Jewish Council of Elders 7-day convalescence release for inmate at the Lodsch / Lodz / Litzmannstadt Ghetto. Unused. Rare.
US$349
Der Oberbuergermeister Ernaehrungs und Wirtschaftsstelle 'Getto' / The High Mayor Provisions and Economic office for the Ghetto. A receipt for Rings and Garden stakes(!), apparently controlled by the non-Jewish controllers of the Ghetto. Rare.
US$349
Unusual cover from the Lodsch / Lodz / Litzmannstadt Ghetto, censored and returned due to being illegible -- supplemental marking handstamp: "Deutlich Schreiben!" / "Write Clearly!"
US$209
Unusual cover from the Lodsch / Lodz / Litzmannstadt Ghetto, censored and returned due to impermissible content -- supplemental marking handstamp "Unhaltunzulaessig" / "Contents not permitted"
US$169
Card over from Lodsch / Lodz / Litzmannstadt Ghetto, stationery with imprint of 'Der Aelteste der Juden in Litzmannstadt' / 'The [Council of] Jewish Elders from Chaim Rumkowski. Slightly worn, good, genuinely used condition. A real piece of Jewish history.
US$219
Card over from Lodsch / Lodz / Litzmannstadt Ghetto, stationery with imprint of 'Der Aelteste der Juden in Litzmannstadt' / 'The [Council of] Jewish Elders, now missing the printed 'Chaim Rumkowski' who had committed suicide rather than further serve the regime. Slightly worn, good, genuinely used condition. A real piece of Jewish history.
US$169
Card over from Lodsch / Lodz / Litzmannstadt Ghetto, stationery with imprint of 'Der Aelteste der Juden in Litzmannstadt' / 'The [Council of] Jewish Elders, now missing the printed 'Chaim Rumkowski' who had committed suicide rather than further serve the regime. Slightly worn, good, genuinely used condition. A real piece of Jewish history.
US$169
Danish Ganzsache Antwortkarte / postal stationery Reply card returned from the Lodsch / Lodz / Litzmannstadt Ghetto. Worn, creased, as per scans... and RARE.
US$289