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Catalog Number 2002.2.21
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 black ink. According to this writing, the postcard was sent on July 22 for a package received on "20.VII." The postcard was sent from Dr. Jacob Roll 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 one circular stamp, two incomplete circular stamps, and a postage stamp with Adolf Hitler's profile on it.
Date July 22, 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 by Dr. Jacob Roll who was born in Berchomet, Romania in 1888. During the war, he lived in Wien, Austria. He was married to Emilie, and worked as a physician. Jacob was deported to Theresienstadt in 1942. He was later deported to Auschwitz in 1944 and then to Dachau, where he perished in 1945.
Place of Origin Terezín, Czechoslovakia
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