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Twelve souvenir postcards marking the liberation from the death camps, and in memory of those who perished in the camps

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12 souvenir postcards to mark the liberation from the Nazi death camps, and in remembrance of the horrors and the victims - Various publishers and different camps. Years 1945-1947.

Buchenwald - Reception a l arrive. A chilling drawing of a train of Jews arriving at Buchenwald - SS soldiers beat the Jews descending from the train with their luggage and send dogs on them. Signed in plate 'RALPH'. Rare. Not sent by mail.

Postcard with a photo of prisoner Jules Klaire (known as Kiki Leval), prisoner of the Breendonk camp (Belgium) against a background photo of the prisoner cells in the camp.

Memorial plaque (not a postcard, size 18x12 cm) - Photo of emaciated prisoners in the Holleischen camp (subcamp of Flossenbürg): and the caption: "France, never forget those who gave everything". At the bottom of the plate it states: "The Holleischen camp where more than 60,000 women and men were deported and died of starvation" (French). Extremely rare.

Postcard marking the liberation of the Mauthausen death camp on May 5, 1945, a prisoner's hand emerging beyond the barbed wire fences. Issued September 21, 1946.

Real photo postcard of the Bergen-Belsen camp memorial for victims which writes: "The blade has descended upon us... The tens of thousands of Jews butchered by the Nazi beast in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, earth do not cover their blood!.. Anniversary of Liberation, April 15, 1946".

Postcard with a scene of beating prisoners in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Berlin, designed by prisoner Victor Siminski - work done while he was a prisoner in the camp itself.

Horrific Real photo postcard with a photo of four emaciated children - Auschwitz camp prisoners. Published by the Association for the Care of Auschwitz Prisoners in Krakow.

Official postcard of the Committee for Deportees, illustration of an emaciated prisoner and the French text: "Never again" Signed on the back on June 24, 1945.

Postcard designed by E.Burner [signed in plate] showing shackled prisoners' hands emerging from barbed wire fences. In memory of the victims of the Buchenwald, Dachau and Stutthof camps. April-May 1945.

Souvenir postcard marking the liberation of the Dachau camp. front illustration of prisoners breaking through the camp gate and the writing: BEFREIUNGSFEIER DACHAU 1947 (Dachau Liberation Celebration 1947) On the back an official stamp: DACHAU-GEDACHTNISKUNDGEBUNG 18/5/47 (Dachau Memorial Gathering).

Postcard with image of a prisoner at the entrance to his cell and the Dutch text: "Locked in cells... victims were sometimes forced to stay for consecutive days and nights".

Memorial postcard marking the anniversary of the liberation from Mauthausen - shackled prisoner's hand indicating the V. Signed on June 20, 1947.

Overall very good condition.

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172. Twelve souvenir postcards marking the liberation from the death camps, and in memory of those who perished in the camps