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Catalog Number 2002.2.11
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 "5/V" for a package received on "4/V." The postcard was sent by Hendla 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 two circular stamps, and a postage stamp with Adolf Hitler's profile on it.
Date May 5, 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 Hendla Elter (née Ulreich) who was born in Czerniow, Poland on August 4, 1896 to Yehuda and Beracha Ulreich. Before WWII, Hendla lived in Wien, Austria. She was married to David Elter, and worked as a housewife. She was deported to Theresienstadt before being deported to Auschwitz where she perished.
Place of Origin Terezín, Czechoslovakia
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