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Dachau - Arbeit macht frei
Prisoners at all Nazi concentration camps in German territory were allowed to send and receive mail on a limited basis. The mail inmates sent out from a Konzentrationslager was sent on special preprinted stationary and was always censored by the Postzensurstelle to make sure that the prisoner did not complain or provide outsiders with sensitive information about concentration camp industries, security or conditions in general. Examples of all such mail are very rare today.
This is an absolutely genuine 4-¼ x 6-¼ inch envelope from Konzentrationslager Dachau (just outside the city of Munich). It was used by inmate Anton Schneider, born 12 January 1890, prisoner number 5273 from Block 16, to send a letter to his wife in Posen on 23 August 1940 . The empty envelope still has the red Hindenburg postage stamp on it, under the round Dachau 3 postmark.

Opened on all sides of the envelope, with a few pieces of shiny, old European tape. Condition exactly as shown.
Dachau inmate envelope 1940

Have a look at an original envelope used by an inmate at Buchenwald
concentration camp
, also for sale on 

This original August 1940 envelope used by a Dachau Concentration Camp
inmate is for sale for $65.00 delivered by 1st Class Mail in the USA.
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