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Concentration Camp Buchenwald

A January 20, 1945, letter written in Serbo-Croatian from Buchenwald prisoner Stjepan Salaj’s wife on their farm in Yugoslavia. En route to Germany, the letter was opened for censorship at Vienna. Upon arrival, the camp censor removed the stamp to check for a hidden message, and splashed the contents with a chemical to check for invisible ink.

Pictured Below: A February 27, 1945, 30-reichsmark international money order from Drachten, Netherlands, to prisoner G.J. Blauw at Buchenwald, which arrived at Weimar on March 28, 1945, but probably did not reach the camp; by then mass confusion reigned as Allied armed forces approached.

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