Concentration Camp Letters and Postcards, 1941-1944
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Brief Description:

Acc.. 2012.105 includes letters and postcards, 1941-1944, by prisoners from Auschwitz to their families.

Acc. 2012.107 includes envelopes and letters, 1942-1944, sent by concentration camp prisoners  from Sachsenhausen, Mauthausen, Ravensbrueck, Dachau, Gusen and Auschwitz

Stationary was provided by the camps and incudes rules of communication and also states for example that visits and packages were prohibited. The correspondence was strictly censored and excludes criticism or realistic descriptions of the conditions in the camps.

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Special Collections Research Center
Earl Gregg Swem Library
PO Box 8794
Williamsburg, VA 23187 8794
Phone: 757-221-3090
Email: spcoll [at] wm.edu
Record Series Number: 01/Mss. Acc. 2012.105, 2012.107
Volume: 0.05 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 04/11/2012.
Access Restrictions: <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; ">Collection is open to all researchers.</span> Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Languages of Materials
German [ger]
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Acquisition Notes: Ebay.  Purchase.
PreferredCitation: <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; ">Concentration Camp Letters and Postcards, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.</span>