August 2017 Auction Ends Thursday, August 24th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/24/2017
Autograph letter signed by a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp, dated 14 May 1942, postmarked from Auschwitz with a Hitler stamp. In the brief letter in German, a man named Gery Pietzrak writes to a woman, likely his sister, and tells her that his is healthy and feels good, and tells her that his family's letters bring him great joy, and to please write more often. On the front of the postcard, the rules of the camp are printed in German, restricting how often the prisoners can receive letters and how long they can be. In part, ''Concentration Camp Auschwitz...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''. A red stamp on the postcard seems to be from a censor reading ''Checked / 5 / K.L. [Concentration Camp] Auschwitz''. Letter in pencil measures 6'' x 4''. Light staining and creasing, overall very good condition.
WWII Letter From a Prisoner at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp -- on Auschwitz Postcard With Camp ''Rules''WWII Letter From a Prisoner at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp -- on Auschwitz Postcard With Camp ''Rules''WWII Letter From a Prisoner at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp -- on Auschwitz Postcard With Camp ''Rules''
WWII Letter From a Prisoner at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp -- on Auschwitz Postcard With Camp ''Rules''
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Auction closed on Thursday, August 24, 2017.
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