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Solali cigarette papers issued to a US soldier while held as a POW in a German Stalag

Object | Accession Number: 1997.112.3

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    Solali cigarette papers issued to a US soldier while held as a POW in a German Stalag

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Cigarette papers issued to 23 year old Rolland Pearce, an US airman, while held as a prisoner of war by the Germans in Stalag Luft IV in Tychowo, Poland. On February 6, the camp was evacuated due to approaching Soviet forces. Rolland and the other prisoners were sent on a forced march that came to be known as the Black March, because of the brutal conditions and treatment. The march lasted 86 days, until early April, when they reached Fallingbostel, Germany, and Stalag 357, about forty miles away.
    Date
    found:  1945
    Geography
    issue: Stalag Luft IV; Tychowo (Bialogard, Poland)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rolland Pearce
    Contributor
    Subject: Rolland G. Pearce

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Physical Description
    Unopened package of 50 papers; "SOLALI Nr 141" brand. Olive green adhesive seal wrapped around horizontal center reads "50 Zigaretten h(?)uellen"; in black ink stamp on the other side of the seal reads "14 Rpf Solali."
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 1.610 inches (4.089 cm) | Width: 2.640 inches (6.706 cm) | Depth: 0.120 inches (0.305 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink, adhesive

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The cigarette papers were donated to United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1997 by Rolland G. Pearce.
    Record last modified:
    2023-09-05 10:58:39
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