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." "Empfang" and "Ihres" are crossed out with black ink. This text translates to, "Theresienstadt on____1944./_________/I hereby acknowledge receipt of your package from ____ 1944./_____/Signature." Front also has "Ich denke aft am einich!" handwritten beneath printed text, which translates to "I often think of you!"
Blank spaces are filled in with handwritten information written in black ink. According to this writing, the postcard was sent on "5/IV" for a package received on 30/III. The postcard was sent from Friederike Mayer 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 black ink. Back also has two circular stamps, and a postage stamp with Adolf Hitler's profile.
|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.|
|Place of Origin||Terezín, Czechoslovakia|
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