Vancouver museum seeking Holocaust-era postcards

A registered postcard mailed Dec. 12, 1942, was sent from Sylvia Loewy in Stockholm, Sweden, to her husband Fritz in Poland. The card bears multiple stamps and other markings.

A collection of 28 postcards formerly owned by a stamp collector in Abbotsford, B.C., was recently donated to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (VHEC). Now, staff with the VHEC are seeking more information – and hopefully more cards – relating to Sylvia Loewy, who used the cards to write to her husband Fritz after his 1942 arrest and deportation. “We are wondering if there are other Loewy postcards in other people’s collections,” said VHEC Archivist Shyla Seller, who added she has found two other examples in the “Ed Victor Papers,” which include about 1,800 Second World War-era documents and artifacts held at the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum. Continue reading →

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