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Catalog Number 2002.2.19
Object Name Postcard
Description 1944 postcard from a prisoner in the Theresienstadt concentration camp that acknowledges the receipt of a package. Front of postcard has printed text with blank spaces for prisoners to fill in their personal information. Printed text on the front reads, "Theresienstadt, am ____ 1944./_______/Ich bestätige dankend den Empfang Ihres (Deines) Paketes/ vom ______ 1944./_______/Unterschrift." This text translates to, "Theresienstadt, on____1944./_________/I hereby acknowledge receipt of your package from ____ 1944./_____/Signature."

Blank spaces are filled in with handwritten information written in pencil. According to this writing, the postcard was sent on "24/III" for a package received on "14/III." The postcard was sent by David Elter to Nelly (Cornelia) Weiss, who lived in Wien, Austria.

Back of postcard has the names and addresses of both the sender and recipient handwritten in pencil. Back also has three circular stamps, and a postage stamp with Adolf Hitler's profile on it.
Date March 24, 1944
Source Nunzy, Alfred
Provenance During the Holocaust, Johanna and Cornelia (Nelly) Weiss sent packages to prisoners at Theresienstadt. Recipients of these packages were required to send back a notice that they had received what was sent. These package receipts were saved, and donated to the Museum by the son/brother of the women who orginally sent the packages.

This receipt was sent from David Elter who was born in Olkush, Poland on November 3, 1891. Before WWII, David lived in Wien, Austria. He was married to Hendla Elter, and worked as a grocer. He was deported to Theresienstadt in 1943 before being deported to Auschwitz where he perished.
Place of Origin Terezín, Czechoslovakia
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