Saturday, September 01, 2012

Jewish Ghetto Stamps

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is reporting that some rare Jewish ghetto stamps have been sold at auction.

According to the write-up on the ABC News website, "Three rare stamps produced in a Jewish ghetto during World War II have sold at auction in Melbourne for $1,020."

Charles Leski of Leski Auctions is quoted as saying the stamps were produced at the Lodz ghetto in German-occupied Poland in 1944 and were created using scrap paper.

"They were souvenired by the German soldiers who found them after the ghetto had been emptied," according to Leski.

To read the entire article, click here.

To learn more about Lodz, which was the only ghetto that had its own stamps, click here.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM