3rd Reich Germany 1945 Prague Mixed Race HAGIBOR Camp Gestapo Cover
Item #:89551
Franking :Used
Date Used :1945-02-26
Condition :see scan
Price :US$349
A postcard from Czech ethnic German man married to a Jewish woman in Bohemia Moravia. For this "crime" Bohomil Mueller was sentenced to a series of hard labor camps. At this time he was supposed to be (based on other covers) in Osterode, Harz at an Org Todt work subcamp of Mittelbau-Dora, working in the mines for V1/V2 production. However, perhaps he was on leave(?) as he gives the return address of his wife in Prag XI, Schweringasse (Czech: Schwerinova) 1201. This is a Gestapo office used for mail to/from inmates in the Hagibor forced labor camp portion of the Jewish Ghetto in Prague, reserved exclusively for members of mixed race marriages. Censored, and marked "A" for "Arian" (rare). The card is to ihis father Frantik (Franz) Mueller, and states that "Up to now I haven't heard any news of Nelli". Note the numbered words on the reverse. At this time only 32-word responses were allowed, so each word is enumerated. Hagibor (so I've read) is a Hebrew word for 'Strength', and before the war it was a Jewish youth soccer club, before becoming a place of internment.
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