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Postage stamp, 3+5 zloty, commemorating Majdanek concentration camp issued in postwar Poland

Object | Accession Number: 1992.26.12

Postage stamp issued by Poland in 1946. It depicts a skeleton in a Nazi Uniform emptying a canister of Zyklon-B pellets over the barracks of Majdanek concentration camp. The stamp created public outrage and many felt it offended the memory of the thousands of people murdered there by the Germans. It was withdrawn about two months after first issue.

Date
1946  (issue)
Geography
depiction : Majdanek (Concentration camp); Lublin (Poland)
Language
Polish
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Postage stamps
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Barbara Hillson Abramowitz. In Honor of Irving J. Abramowitz.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:26:11
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