Thursday, September 17, 2009

a postcard from henry



i bought it from an antiques dealer … a slightly faded postcard ... from a man named henry … sent to herbert hirsh …


it was sent from westerbork … (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westerbork_concentration_camp) … a transit camp for jews and others during world war II … 107,000 people left there on trains destined for auschwitz-birkenau, sobibór, bergen-belsen and theresienstadt … 5,200 of them survived …



“many thanks for the money you sent”


i’ve contacted westerbork for information on henry … to see what happened to him … and, perhaps, discover who he was …

4 comments:

Alice said...

how fascinating. And how strange that every small, seemingly insignificant thing, has a story behind it. I hope you manage to find out more.

zUzU said...

=^..^= 'henry' is an incredible find ...
a wonderful mystery-a story to unravel.

Oh do please, lisa, share what unfolds! --zU

mermaiden said...

what a treasure. it's a wonder that someone kept it all these years. i'll stay tuned for the mystery unraveling!

nollyposh said...

People tales ~Love 'em~ X:-)