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Philatelic and Numismatic Items

Post Holocaust Europe - Set 1

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Private Stamps issued to commemorate 50th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, 1915-1965.

armenian stamp
armenian stamp

Stamp commemorative sheet, first day issue (in Germany).

Issued for the 50th anniversary of the birth of Anne Frank, 1979

anne frank stamp

ABOUT ANNE FRANK (places: Frankfurt / Main, Amsterdam / Concentrations Camps Westerbork, Auschwitz and Bergen - Belsen. Written by: GERMAN POST. Published by: GERMAN POST - BERLIN and FRANKFURT/MAIN. Dated: 5th Birthday of Anne Frank: May 17th, 1979. Pages: one sheet, both sides are printed. Measures: about 6 by 8 inches.

Issued for the 100th anniversary of the birth of Janusz Korczak.

korczak sheetkorczak sheet 2

ABOUT DR. JANUSZ KORCZAK alias Henryk Goldszmit. Korczak was a doctor and author for children rights. He died together with his (Kindergarten) children-group from the Warsaw Ghetto, at the Treblinka death camp. Titled: "Janusz Korczak". Written by: GERMAN POST Published by: GERMAN POST - BERLIN and FRANKFURT/MAIN. Dated: Pages: one sheet, both sides are printed. Measures: about 6 by 8 inches.

German Commemorative sheet issued in Bonn, April 5, 1995 commemorating the Liberation of the Concentration Camps.

ABOUT 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENDINGS OF GERMAN NATIONAL SOCIALISM - CONCENTRATION CAMPS IN 3RD REICH, WW II. Titled: " 50. JAHRESTAG DER BEFREIUNG DER GEFANGENEN AUS DEM KONZENTRATIONSLAGERN ", Auschwitz and Auschwitz - Birkenau, Bergen - Belsen, Buchenwald, Dachau, Dora - Mittelbau, Flossenbuerg, Gross - Rosen, Herzogenbusch, Kauen, Kloga, Krakau - Plaszow, Lublin - Majdanek, Mauthausen, Natzweiler, Neuengamme, Ravensbrueck, Riga, Sachsenhausen, Stutthof, Vaivara, Waschau and all others." Written by: GERMAN POST. Published by: GERMAN POST - BERLIN and FRANKFURT/MAIN. Dated: May 5th, 1995. Pages: one sheet, both sides are printed. Measures: about 6 by 8 inches.

liberation sheet
liberation sheet
liberation sheet

Commemoration of Kristallnacht, "The Night of Broken Glass" in Germany, November 9/10, 1938.

Written by: GERMAN POST. Published by: GERMAN POST - BERLIN and FRANKFURT/MAIN. Dated: Octobre 13th, 1988. Pages: one sheet, both sides are printed. Measures: about 6 by 8 inches.

kristallnacht sheet
kristallnacht detail

Commemorative sheet from German Postal authorities in memory of Edith Stein and Rupert Mayer.

stein and mayer commemorative sheet

Stein is one of the most controversial victims of the Holocaust. The German occupation authority in the Netherlands deported her and other Jewish converts to Catholicism who became members of the priesthood during 1943. The Vatican has taken the position that she died as a Catholic and has been made a Saint. Jewish organizations and scholars believe she died because of her Jewish roots---according to the Nazi Race law of 15 September, 1935. Such controversies suggest the theological overtones to the Holocaust. Measures: about 6 by 8 inches.

Post war Polish Red Cross souvenir sheet issued for Polish Committee for Dachau

These are post-war souvenir sheets issued to commemorate Polish victims at the Dachau Concentration camp, near Munich.

dachau sheet 1
dachau sheet 2
dachau sheet 3
dachau sheet 4
austrian end of fascism stamp

Austrian souvenir folder issued on 8/26/1947, celebrating end of seven years of Fascism.

anne frank stamp

Anne Frank Overprints on Austrian stamps from September, 1986.