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Pre-deportation postcard from Hungary

Museum Work

Resource TypeDocuments
Date of Creationcirca 4 June 1944
GenreCorrespondence & Philatelic Materials
Object ID2001.006.001
CreatorMagda Kunovits
Place of CreationHeves, Hungary
DescriptionPostcard made from pulp paper with space for address and printed stamp in green ink. Handwritten in purplish-blue ink. Vertical crease in centre. 
Measurements10.5 x 14.5 cm
Inscriptions"My dearest, we are going (far away) on a long trip, take good care of yourself, we will do the same as long as we are alive, my dear soul, pray for us and think about us, as we as well are always with you, with very much love and true affection..."
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2001 by Katalin (Kathy) Kunovits. 

The donor obtained the postcard from her mother, Magda Kunovits. 
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Katalin (Kathy) Kunovits
NoteA postcard sent to Imre Kunovits in Jolsva forced labour camp (on Hungary-Slovak border) by his wife, Magdalena, just before she, her brother and her son were deported to Auschwitz. The postcard was probably written close to June 4, 1944, just before Magdalena was deported to Auschwitz from Heves, Hungary.