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Catalog Number 2002.2.24
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." Front also has an incomplete circular stamp.

Blank spaces are filled in with handwritten information written in pencil. According to this writing, the postcard was sent on "24.7" for a package received on "20.7." The postcard was sent by Adolf Meier to Johanna Weiss who lived in Wein, Austria.

Back of postcard has the names and addresses of both the sender and recipient handwritten in pencil. Back also has three circular stamps. Postage stamp has been cut off.
Date July 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 by Adolf Meier who was born on June 23, 1883. He lived in Wien, Austria and was deported from there on October 1, 1942 to Theresienstadt.
Place of Origin Terezín, Czechoslovakia
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