Monday, June 04, 2012

Vintage Postcards

I found some vintage postcards on the internet that I thought would be interesting to share with you all.  The first postcard is indeed a historic one...from Auschwitz-Birkenau.  I had read somewhere that there was a group of people sent to Auschwitz.  However, this particular group of people were put in a different section of this concentration camp...and they were totally oblivious to the horrors that took place therein.  They were well fed, treated well and the children played just like in a good neighbourhood.  Sadly, though, this didn't last.  Apparently the Nazis had good reason for doing this.  See, at this point in time rumours were spreading about the gas chambers and forced work, and many deaths in this camp.  The Nazis had set this group of people aside from the rest of the camp in order to show the outside world that what was actually happening in the camp and what they were hearing about were false rumours.  This group of people wrote to their friends and families telling them how good things were...however, once this was done, they were all taken to the gas chambers just like the rest of the people in the camp. Very sad indeed.  

Next is a vintage postcard with a little girl.  Very cute! They just don't make postcards like they used to.

Here is another old postcard...

And another...

Final vintage postcard for this post...

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14 comments:

  1. The owl one is my favorite!

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  2. Those cards remind me of some that I have that my grandparents sent one another! Neat!

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  3. Excellent compositions, my favorite is the first, with great force.

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  4. They are interesting. I have a post card collection and there are a few old ones which I inherited from my mother. I don't know what to do with the collection.

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  5. Interesting post Linda. Postcards seemed a much nicer way to communicate than e mail and texting, albeit much slower.
    Thanks very much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice message.

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  6. How cynical, how inhumane, letting people write postcards from Auschwitz with those very train tracks, heart breaking.

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  7. I think of postcards as being the old-fashioned alternative to texting.

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  8. Vintage post cards are mostly very charming. I've never seen a post card from Auschwitz. The story behind that post card just makes the horrors of the place more unbelievable.

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  9. A good post, but, simply horrid.

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  10. Thank you all so much for your comments. My father was a prisoner of war and he knew all too well about their treatment of prisoners.

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  11. They are beautiful

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  12. Beautiful postcards Linda. So representative of the 40's & 50's.

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  13. Thank you all so much for your comments, I really appreciate it. As far as the Auschwitz-Birkenau postcard goes...I am not sure if this is the exact postcard (if they even used postcards) sent to families and friends of the prisoners. However, I included this postcard in my post because I felt it really brought home the sad and horrific events of that camp.

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