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40 letters of prisoners in the Stalag camp 1941-1944

Opening price: $800

Commission: 22%

Sold: $1,200
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A large collection of 40 letters (and some photos) sent from prisoners in the Stalag camps between the years 1941-1944. The letters were sent to their relatives, and apparently did not reach their destination, because the Nazis used to hide letters of this type or destroy them. The letters were written on official camp letterhead, with the ink stamp of the various Stalag camps, and Nazi ink stamps with a swastika, and dated.

Some of the names of the sending prisoners: Paulino Lewis, Paul Ellery, Marcel Borris, and others. Letters from Stalag V 20, Stalag V A 32, Stalag PU 4 B, Stalag D 11, Stalag 23, and other Stalags appear. In the letters, the prisoners describe their poor health, talk about severe overcrowding in the barracks and a busy schedule, lack of food and weight loss, express their longing for release in the future and are interested in the sounds of airplanes that never stop being heard in the camp, wish a 'Happy New Year' for the new year, interested in world politics, alluding to various things regarding their fate, requesting that various packages be sent to them, and more.
The content of the letters was not thoroughly checked by us.

About the Stalag camps, the fate of the prisoners imprisoned in them, and their organizational structure, see a previous item.

general condition very good.

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62. 40 letters of prisoners in the Stalag camp 1941-1944