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Postage stamp issued to commemorate Treblinka

Object | Accession Number: 1995.128.64

Postage stamp issued to commemorate Treblinka killing center by the German Democratic Republic in 1963. This was the first stamp of a series issued annually by the DDR under the name Mahn- und Gedensksatte [Remembrance and Memorial Center] in honor of World War II (1939-1945). In July 1942, the Germans built Treblinka II, a killing center, near the village of Wolka Okraglik, Poland, about 50 miles north of Warsaw. Nearly 1 million Jews were killed at Treblinka II before it was closed in the fall of 1943. As Soviet troops moved into the area in late July 1944, camp authorities shot the remaining prisoners and evacuated the camp.

Date
1963 August 20  (issue)
Geography
issue : Germany (East)
Language
German
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Postage stamps
Object Type
Postage stamps (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ilya Kamenkovitch
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:04
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