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Catalog Number 2003.4.12
Object Name Letter
Description 1941 letter from Auschwitz. Front of letter has instructions for how to properly send and receive mail. Text begins on the inside. Back has additional lines for writing and two empty

Letter is written in a native language, and translated to German in purple writing beneath the original text. The letter is from a prisoner named Janek to his family. He talks about his health and well-being, and inquires after his family.

This letter was written by a prisoner named Tadek who is writing to his mother. He asks why she hasn't written more and inquires after his father and three additional people.

Source Mason, Hendree
Place of Origin Poland