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  • Postcard from Krótký

    Postcard from Krótký

    Postcard from KrótkýPostcard from the concentration camp Theresienstadt, Bohemia. Front page - form: "Prisoner (Jan Krótký). Political prison Theresienstadt, Little Fortress, cell (24). Excerpt of the prison order. 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. Letters to prisoners who are not here anymore will not be forwarded. Letters which do not meet the instructions will neither be sent nor handed over. Food parcels will not be accepted. Money is sendable through the post only. Up to 50 crowns per month." Sent on September 3rd, 1944, by the Czech Jan Krótký to his mother. Krótky writes in German that he is alright, thanks for the received parcel, money and letters, asks for some clothing and hopes to meet his mother in freedom soon. for onion, pepper, salt and garlick. 60 hellers Hitler protectorate franking. Size: 5.5x3.9.

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