Her mother Vzoykowska, Sophie in Tarnow, Poland
6-8-43. The stamp was affixed on the reverse sealing the envelope (well preserved as it was unglued before the letter was opened)
F1a. July 1942 – May 1944. Rarity 1.
Note: This femaleprisoner arrived in camp on 27 April 1942 and was part of the first convoy of Polish female political prisoners. "27 April 1942 – The first transport of female Polish political prisoners arrives at Auschwitz . In the transport are 127 women, including 58 from the prison in Tarnow and 69 from Montelupich Prison in Krakow district. They receive Nos. 6784-6910. After a bath in a basin of dirty water, they are given striped summer clothes, dirty underwear, and wooden shoes. Late at night, they are brought by force to Block 8 where there are no pallets, no straw, and no blankets. The next day, they must clear the reeds from a pit filled with water, 2 ½ miles from the camp. Each group of 10 Polish women get a German woman wearing a black patch, the mark for asocial prisoners. They are supervised by armed SS men; every SS man has a German shepherd dog." (Auschwitz Chronicle p.159-160).
Note 2: the word Konzentrationslager is crossed out and replaced with Frauenlauger in manuscript.