Lot #: 142695

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WWII/Holocaust era camps > Turnov/Turnau: 25 VI 1940 civilian cover from TURNOV KL (concentration camp) to JICIN, franked 1.20k using Bohemia-Moravia stamp & tied by local bilingual civilian postmark + violet boxed camp cachet & crayon signed carmine censor handstamp; cut open at top. The cataloguer has found no information about this camp, but as regards the local Jewish community, the Synagogue functioned until September 1941 when it was closed by the authorities of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia; the Jewish community itself was deported to Terezin on 16 Jan. 1943 and then on the 20th to Auschwitz where its members were murdered.