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Blue envelope with American and German censorship marks mailed to the US by a Jewish woman

Object | Accession Number: 2005.376.2

Used envelope addressed to and received by Vilma Gingold in New York from Laura Goldberger in Vienna, Austria, with American and German censorship marks, postmarked August 12, 1941. Vilma may have been Laura’s sister. Laura was deported from Vienna to Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp on July 17, 1942, where it is presumed she perished. The envelope was acquired by Regina Huppert Gingold, Vilma’s niece by marriage, after the war. In March 1943, 28 year old Regina was sent from the Krakow ghetto to Plaszow concentration camp. In October 1944, she was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau then Lichtewerden slave labor camp in Czechoslovakia. The camp was liberated by the Soviet Army in May 1945. Regina reunited with her fiance, Julius Gingold, following his release from Sonneberg-West, a subcamp of Buchenwald concentration camp, in Hof an der Saale displaced persons camp in Germany. The couple married in 1946, and emigrated to the US in 1949.

Date
1941 August 12  (postmark)
Geography
postmark : Vienna (Austria)
Language
English
French
German
Classification
Information Forms
Category
Correspondence
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Regina Gingold
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:43
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