Hungarian forced-labor brigade mail: postcard with maroon 12 Filler pre-paid postage stamp, postmarked 19 Dec. 1944. Postcard is in maroon-red print, from the Royal Hungarian Press, and dated "Budapest 1944". It is postmarked from Budapest and stamped with a "T" tax cachet, and sent to Mekes Lojos in Budapest. Although the sender's name is not identified and no labor company code appears on the content, this card is part of the same consignment of labor company mail, and its content makes clear from where the sender is writing: "To my sick wife, we have arrived here. We are sleeping on the floor. We have not been fed. There are so many people that the Jewish charity organization can't supply food. If you or someone else would be able to send food, the gate here is open on 9th of November, between 2-4pm. I would gladly pay whatever the price. I would really like cigarettes. Thank G-d I have my health, but my poor wife, I don't know if I can hold up."
מילות מפתח: היסטוריה בולאית מעטפות חותמות דואר תעריפים קישרי חוץ השואה גטאות גדודי עבודה כפיה הונגריה כיבוש גרמני נאצי רייך שלישי יודאיקה יודאיכה