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  • Postcard from Pokorný

    Postcard from Pokorný

    Postcard from PokornýPostcard from the concentration camp Theresienstadt, Bohemia. Front page - from: "Prisoner (Ferd. Pokorný). Political prison Theresienstadt, Little Fortress, cell (4). Every prisoner of preventive detention is allowed to receive and send one letter or card per month. Envelopes must not be lined. Only one stamp can be added. The letters can have no more than 2 pages with 15 lines each, must be written with ink and clearly readable. Food parcels of every kind are forbidden. Money is sendable through the post only." Sent on March 29th, 1942, by the Czech Ferdinand Pokorný. Pokorný writes in German that he is alright and asks for money and clothing. 60 hellers Hitler protectorate franking. Size: 5.5x3.9

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