1943 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 ____ 1943./_______/Ich bestätige dankend den Empfang Ihres (Deines) Paketes/ vom ______ 1943./Brief folgt./_______/Unterschrift." This text translates to, "Theresienstadt, on____1943./_________/I hereby acknowledge receipt of your package from ____ 1943./Letter./_____/Signature." There is a slash through the printed text, "Brief folgt."
Blank spaces are filled in with handwritten information written in blue. According to this writing, the postcard was sent on "14/XII" for a package received on "10/XII." The postcard was sent from Hendla Elter to Cornelia (Nelly) Weiss, who lived in Wien, Austria.
Back of postcard has the names and addresses of both the sender and recipient handwritten in blue. Back also has a circular stamp, and a postage stamp with Adolf Hitler's profile on it.
|Date||December 14, 1943|
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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