• Zusammenbruch im Osten, 1944 (recto)
Conditions on UseAvailable for education and research only.
Conditions on Reproduction and PublicationsPermission to publish or otherwise reproduce must be obtained from the VHEC.

Zusammenbruch im Osten

Collapse in the East

Archival Item

Resource TypeDocuments
Date of Creation[1944]
GenrePublications & Ephemera
Archival HistoryItem was previously assigned the following unique identifier: 93.08.0149
Immediate Source of Acquisition or TransferDonated to the Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society by Maurice Smith in 1993.
Extent & Medium1 document : 11 x 17.5 cm
Scope & ContentDocument is a circular distributed by airplane to German soldiers in Italy, found by Maurice Smith in a field at the front lines of the Second World War in Northeast Italy. Roughly translated: front: “Collapse in the East, Russia begins on the 11th of January the great offensive … Russia was on the 18th of January on the German border.” Back: “Why are you still in Italy? The Russians are now on the Silesian border.”