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|Brief Description||Both sides of a postcard sent by Alfred Milek from the Birkenau camp to his son Eduard in Prague.||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||07594צ||Similar Items|
|Donor||Novitch Miriam||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
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Both sides of a postcard sent by Alfred Milek (b. April 9, 1899 - d. ?) from the Birkenau camp to his son Eduard in Prague (Praha). He describes Birkenau on the card as "a labor camp."
Dated September 8, 1943. The text (from a Hebrew translation of the original German):
My beloved son and daughter!
For the meantime I have arrived here. I work as a physician and expect a swift reply from you [pl.]. I am healthy and am hoping to hear the same from you. As you [m.sing.] are a "Mischlinge" (mixed -race), you can write to me more often.
Note: According to Nazi racialist doctrine, a person was of mixed race for having one grandparent of Jewish origin, as well as the offspring of a mixed marriage, between a Jew and "Aryan."