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World War II letter by a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp, dated 19 March 1944. Letter is from a T. Stanislaus, who appears to dictate the letter to another individual who handwrites it, with Stanislaus's signature at the end. Letter reads in full, ''Dear Sofie and Mother, Sending medications is forbidden, all liquids may not are not allowed [sic] in packages. Letters must not be sent within packages either. The correct address should be indicated on the card and on the package, and to whom the package is going to go. I received your letter on the 3rd of March, thank you. I received all the packages except that I did not receive the package with the tobacco that [was sent] on the 5th of February. You might also send me some time a small piece of roasted meat. That would be enough for now, and do not forget to indicate the correct address. Str. also my Block No. And I am only able to write that I receive bread and butter in the package. I cannot request what I want, only what you are able to send to me. I do not need my wife's address. I only wanted to know where she is and what she and the children are doing. I greet you affectionately, Stachy''. Two page letter bears a red stamp as ''Inspected'' by the ''K.L. [abbreviation for Konzentrationslager meaning concentration camp] Auschwitz''. Verso of letter has the sender's information, including block number in the camp, the postmark, address panel, and printed rules of the camp, including ''The letters to the prisoners must be legibly written in ink and may contain only two pages, each 15 lines...Packages can not be sent, as everything can be bought in the camp...Dismissal applications to the camp management are futile. / Visitor's permits and visits to detention centers in the concentration camp are not permitted in principle. / The Camp Commander.'' Letter measures 11.75'' x 8.25'', with integral address panel serving as envelope. Small holes and tears, and also heavily soiled verso. Overall in good condition with legible writing.
Auschwitz Concentration Camp Letter From 1944 -- ''...I do not need my wife's address. I only wanted to know where she is and what she and the children are doing...''Auschwitz Concentration Camp Letter From 1944 -- ''...I do not need my wife's address. I only wanted to know where she is and what she and the children are doing...''Auschwitz Concentration Camp Letter From 1944 -- ''...I do not need my wife's address. I only wanted to know where she is and what she and the children are doing...''Auschwitz Concentration Camp Letter From 1944 -- ''...I do not need my wife's address. I only wanted to know where she is and what she and the children are doing...''
Auschwitz Concentration Camp Letter From 1944 -- ''...I do not need my wife's address. I only wanted to know where she is and what she and the children are doing...''
Auschwitz Concentration Camp Letter From 1944 -- ''...I do not need my wife's address. I only wanted to know where she is and what she and the children are doing...''
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