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Postcard from Auschwitz

Museum Work

Resource TypeDocuments
Date of Creation6 January 1941
GenreCorrespondence & Philatelic Materials
Object ID2010.002.001
CreatorIgnatz Jam
Place of CreationAuschwitz
Place of Creation NoteFurther research has determined that the postcard was likely sent from the Oświęcim ghetto rather than Auschwitz concentration camp.
DescriptionPostcard from Ignatz Jam to his niece Beulah (nee James) Freemann. Recto has address of Mrs. D.A. Freemann (Beulah) in Vancouver, postage stamps, and censor stamps as well as messages from Berta and Gabi Jam. Verso has handwritten message from Ignatz Jam.
Materials/Techniquespaper, ink
Measurements10.5 x 14.7 cm
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2010 by Arlene James and Karen James
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Arlene James and Karen James
Auxiliary Document



NoteIgnatz Jam along with his wife, Berta, and daughter, Gabriela, perished in the Holocaust.