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Flight of Polish Jews

The Warsaw headquarters of HIAS/JEAS sought every opportunity for Jews to escape, but few countries would accept them.

Pictured Above: A January 2, 1940, letter from the Warsaw HIAS/JEAS office to its counterpart in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The 50-groschen German occupation provisional overprinted stamp of Deutsche Post Osten (Poland General Government) was valid until September 30, 1940. The internee’s letter was postage free by international convention.

Pictured Above and Below: A February 20, 1943, letter from a Polish Jewish internee in Palestine to Warsaw, censored by the Palestine Police and by Germany.

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