A Letter from Sachsenhausen

A letter from Hactan Blasiak to his wife Julia, dated May 16, 1941. Hactan Blasiak, prisoner’s number 28070, was an inmate of Sachsenhausen concentration camp. The letter is brief, and mentions nothing about life in the camp: the camp censors were extraordinarily strict. He sends his wife kisses and hugs, and assures her that he will write to her as often as he is permitted. Prisoners at Sachsenhausen were killed openly, exploited for labour, and subjected to medical experiments. Of the 200,000 inmates held in the camp between 1936-45, 30,000 died: either from starvation, overwork, or execution.

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