Ravensbruck Main Camp

Philatelic Materials

 

Envelopes

    Below are thumbnails of ten different envelopes.  The first nine are from a prisoner, Sofia Dutkowna (#4568), to Limanowa, Poland.  The first, postmarked August 23, 1941, is identified in Lordahl as Type E3b with a Type C1 censor mark.  The second, postmarked August 1, 1941, is identified in Lordahl as Type E4 with a Type C1 censor mark.  The third, postmarked January 26, 1943,  is identified in Lordahl as Type E8xy with a Type C1 censor mark, and also includes a printed package instructions identified in Lordahl as SL 7a.  Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Envelopes 1-3" in the left frame to return.

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    The fourth envelope is identified in Lordahl as Type E9 with a Type C1 censor mark. The fifth envelope, postmarked May 22, 1943, is identified in Lordahl as Type E9y with a Type C1 censor mark.  The sixth envelope, postmarked May 30, 1942, is identified in Lordahl as Type E10 with a Type C1 censor mark.  The seventh envelope, postmarked February 1, 1944, is identified in Lordahl as Type E12a with a Type C1 censor mark.  Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Envelopes 4-7" in the left frame to return.

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    The eighth envelope, postmarked July 16, 1943, is identified in Lordahl as Type E12bb with a Type C1 censor mark.  The ninth envelope, postmarked August 18, 1943, is identified in Lordahl as Type E13a+ with a Type C1 censor mark.   The last envelope is a cover dated June 22, 1944, to Litzmannstadt. The addressee was not there, and the cover was forwarded to her new address at Ravensbruck. However, the cover was returned to sender because there was no block number indicated.  Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Envelopes 8-10" in the left frame to return.

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Lettercards

    Below are thumbnails of the front and back of two lettercards.  The first is a lettercard mailed in January, 1945, from a husband (Karel Pavlik) who is imprisoned at Buchenwald to his wife (Julie Pavlikova) who is imprisoned at Ravensbruck.  This lettercard is identified in Lordahl as Type L1a with a Type C12a censor mark.  Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Lettercard 1" in the left frame to return.

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    The second is a lettercard postmarked September 9, 1944, from a prisoner, Boxina Batkora to Prague.  This lettercard is identified in Lordahl as Type L1ax with a Type C1 censor mark.

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Lettersheets

    Below are thumbnails of two lettersheets from a prisoner at Ravensbruck.  Both these lettersheets are from Sofia Dutkowna. .  The first is postmarked June 12, 1941, and is identified in Lordahl as Type S3a with a Type C1 censor mark and a Type SC2 special cachet.  The second is postmarked June 12, 1941, and is identified in Lordahl as Type S4 with a Type C1 censor mark.  Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Letters 1-2" in the left frame to return.

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    Below are thumbnails of two lettersheets from prisoners at Ravensbruck.  The first is undated, and is identified in Lordahl as Type S8xy with a Type C1 censor mark.  The second is from Sofia Dudek, postmarked January 27, 1942, and is identified in Lordahl as Type S9 with a Type C1 censor mark and a Type SC4 special cachet.  Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Letters 3-4" in the left frame to return. 

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    Below are thumbnails of two lettersheets from prisoners at Ravensbruck.  The first is dated July, 1942, and is identified in Lordahl as Type S9a with a Type C1 censor mark.  The second is from a prisoner, Sofia Dutkowna, postmarked August 31, 1942, and is identified in Lordahl as Type S10a with a Type C1 censor mark..  Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Letters 5-6" in the left frame to return.

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    Below are thumbnails of two lettersheets from prisoners at Ravensbruck.  The first is from Sofia Dudek postmarked September 14, 1943, and is identified in Lordahl as Type S12a with a Type C1 censor mark.  The second is undated, and is identified in Lordahl as Type S12b with a Type C1 censor mark..  Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Letters 7-8" in the left frame to return.

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    Below are thumbnails of two lettersheets from prisoners at Ravensbruck.  The first is dated July, 1943, and is identified in Lordahl as Type S12cxy with a Type C1 censor mark.  The second is from a prisoner, Franz Tauchman, dated February, 1944, and is identified in Lordahl as Type S12cxy with a Type C1b censor mark..  Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Letters 9-10" in the left frame to return.

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    Below are thumbnails of two lettersheets from prisoners at Ravensbruck.  The first is from Sofia Dudek postmarked May 20, 1943, and is identified in Lordahl as Type S13 with a Type C1 censor mark.  The second is dated April, 1944, and is identified in Lordahl as Type S15(-y) with a Type C1 censor mark..  Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Letters 11-12" in the left frame to return.

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    Below are thumbnails of two lettersheets from prisoners at Ravensbruck.  The first is dated May, 1944,  and is identified in Lordahl as Type S16 with a Type C1 censor mark.  The second is an undated letter on plain paper, with a Type C1 censor mark..  Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Letters 13-14" in the left frame to return.

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Postcards

    Below are thumbnails of two postcards from prisoners at Ravensbruck.  The first is undated and is identified in Lordahl as Type P2x with a Type C1 censor mark.  The second is postmarked September 22, 1942, and is identified in Lordahl as Type P3 with a Type C1 censor mark. Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Cards 1-2" in the left frame to return.

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Other Documents

    Below is a thumbnail of a confirmation to the Gestapo in Litzmannstadt from Ravensbruck that a woman deportee, Jadwiga Zamerska, had arrived in Ravensbruck. Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Other Documents" in the left frame to return. 

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References

Erik Lordahl, German Concentration Camps 1933-1945, History and Inmate Mail (2000). Referred to as Lordahl.
Feig, Hitlers Death Camps (1979)

Copyright 2002 Edward Victor