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Collection of letters from a captured Belgian officer in a German POW camp 1942-1944

Opening price: $200

Commission: 23%

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01.29.2024 07:00am

Six letters written by the Belgian officer Jean Soseens - prisoner number 322, and sent to his relatives from the German POW for officer prisoners of war - Offizierlager VIII in Breslau, and later from the POW camp Offizierlager II A in Prenzlau (north of Berlin). The letters were sent between 1942 and 1944. Some German censor deletions. Official camp postmarks and "Prisoner of War Mail".

The letters were sent to his family members and discuss his condition in the camp, the fate of his friends, and concern for their wellbeing. The Offizierlager II A camp was intended for Belgian and French officer prisoners.

Offizierslager - Officer camps (abbreviated Oflag) were German POW camps during World War II in which only officers were held, separated by nationality. Officers and Brigadier Generals, on the other hand, were housed in what was known as main camps (Stalag).
The camps are numbered according to the military districts in which they were located. Followed by consecutive numbering using letters. The third officer camp in military district two was thus named Oflag II C. In many cases the Nazis used the name of the nearest place for the camp name, e.g. B. Oflag II C Woldenberg.

Six letters. Very good condition.

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154. Collection of letters from a captured Belgian officer in a German POW camp 1942-1944