Postcard : Paper : handwritten, printed, stamped : Ink : beige, blue, black, green ; Ht: 10,65 cm x W: 14,7 cm
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April 18, 1944
1 page, double-sided horizontal paper. Recto, in handwriting of Mancika Mandula Weinberger, continues on to verso. Signed "Manci" and dated "IV.18". Below, handwriting of Kalman Weinberger. At bottom, two lines in the hand of Ilona Weinberger. At right, in Mancika's handwriting, addressed to "Weinberger Gustav / 108/101 msz." in "Maroshéviz" [which has been crossed out in graphite pencil], Maros-Torda county. At top right, signature of Captain Soós. Card contains correspondence between the Weinberger family and Gustav Weinberger, contains family updates and well-wishes. The tone in this letter is notably more anxious than previous correspondence and speaks of impending forced relocation. Narrative: Donor is Elaine Kalman Naves, daughter of Gustav and Anikó Weinberger. The letter is in the handwriting of Kalman (1880-1944), Ilona (1881-1944), and Mancika Mandula Weinberger (1910-1944) -- the first wife of Gustav Weinberger. All but Gustav were killed in Auschwitz in 1944. The correspondence was under supervision by Captain Soós. This collection of correspondence was used as part of the research for the following book: Kalman Naves, Elaine. Journey to Vaja: Reconstructing the World of a Hungarian-Jewish Family. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1996. Print.