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February 2, 1941 Letter from Herman Shultze
February 2, 1941 Envelope from Herman Shultze

Series of Letters from 1941 to 1943 from Herman Shultze

Series of Letters from Herman Shultze, an inmate at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, to his parents Gunter and Cristiane Shultze and sister Lisbeth in Neusalza-Spremberg, Germany. The family was not Jewish. Herman was a political prisoner.

Pre-printed small text by date: The day of release of the person cannot be announced yet. Visits to the camp are prohibited. Inquiries are senseless.

Pre-printed large text in red: Brief note excerpt of camp rules: Every prisoner is allowed to receive or send two letters/postcards per month. Incoming letters are not allowed to be longer than four pages, 15 lines per page. They need to be orderly and easy to read.


If they send money, they can do that only through money orders through the post office. Need the first name, last, birthdate, and prisoner number, but no other notes. Money, photos, and clips in letters are prohibited. If you do not follow these rules, your prisoner will not get the money. Badly written letters will be destroyed. Prisoners can buy everything in the camp. Prisoners can read Nazi party newspapers but these need to be ordered. 

February 2, 1941 

Dear Parents and Lisbeth, 

I thank you for your dear letter from the bottom of my heart. I also thank you very much for the money. It is very touching to see how much you care for me all these many years.


Because of that, I have all of you dear ones locked in my heart and hope nothing more than to be with you and to give you something back for all this loyal caring love through these many caring years. Special greetings to my friends and uncle Karl and all the others.

Many greetings from your Herman.

Do you think Herman received the money

 he thanks his family for?

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