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Postage stamp, 24 zloty, featuring Wawel Castle, Krakow, issued in German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2005.375.23

Postage stamp issued by the General Gouvernement, the civilian ruling authority established by the Germans in southwestern Poland in 1939. This area was ceded to Germany under the terms of the German-Soviet Pact and it would be occupied by the Germans until 1944. It was divided into four administrative districts with seats in Krakow, Warsaw, Radom, and Lublin. There were several issues of stamps featuring historic landmarks of the region that the Germans claimed were of ancient German origin. This stamp depicts Wawel Castle in Krakow.

Date
1941-1941  (issue)
Geography
issue : Poland
Language
German
Polish
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Postage stamps
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Terry Friedman
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:26:26
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