A rare photograph of a Jewish prisoner named "Irina Schwartz" in the Breendonk camp (prisoner number 3852) - September 1942.
The photograph is described on the back in handwriting: "Polizeihaftlager Breendonck (starting in August 1940 the Germans called the camp "Polizeihaftlager" which means "police detention camp") Irina Schwartz Sep. 1942".
According to the data in the possession of the Yad Vashem Museum, in the first two years the Jews were the majority of the detainees in the camp, however, in the summer of 1942, with the beginning of the deportation of the Jews from Belgium and the opening of the transit camp for Jews from Belgium and the opening of the transit camp for Jews in Mechelen, the number of Jews in the camp was very small. The number of all detainees who were imprisoned in the camp is estimated at about 3,000 to 3,600, Of these, 7.5% were women, but there are no exact numbers. (We have also seen higher estimates according to which the number of prisoners who passed through the camp reached 5000). The number of detainees who were in the camp at one time was up to about 700.
9x14 cm. Divided back for use as a postcard. Very good condition.