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Warsaw Ghetto postage stamp, denomination 50, never issued

Object | Accession Number: 2007.117.5

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    Warsaw Ghetto postage stamp, denomination 50, never issued


    Brief Narrative
    Warsaw ghetto stamp marked 50 issued by the Warsaw Ghetto Resistance Organization (Żydowski Zwia̜zek Wojskowy). The Warsaw Ghetto in Poland existed from October 12, 1940, to May 16, 1943, when the Ghetto was liquidated by German forces. The stamps were manufactured in an effort to establish a ghetto mail office by the underground, but were not issued for use.
    creation:  1941 April
    creation: Warsaw (Poland)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alfred Moritz
    front, top left, stamped, blue ink : RZwW [Jewish Government in Warsaw]
    front, bottom right, stamped, bue ink : SPDZ [Jewish Postal Division]
    front, bottom left, stamped, blue ink : 50

    Physical Details

    Exchange Media
    Postage stamps
    Physical Description
    Rectangular paper stamp with a graphic design stamped on the front in blue ink with the denomination 50, 18 Stars of David on the left, a barbed wire fence in the center, an SS lightening bolt rune within flames on the right, and an outllined border. The reverse is blank.
    overall: Height: 4.500 inches (11.43 cm) | Width: 6.000 inches (15.24 cm)
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The Warsaw ghetto stamp was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2007 by Alfred Moritz.
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    2024-01-05 14:22:34
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