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Posted 12/30/2011   11:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add PostmasterGS to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've become accustomed to deciphering German script handwriting, but this was new to me -- undecipherable printing on a postcard.

It's from a private postal stationery card of the Third Reich era. Give it a stab!



I'll show you the whole postcard when someone gets the answer (showing it would give away the answer).
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Edited by PostmasterGS - 12/30/2011 11:34 am

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Posted 12/30/2011   11:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice puzzle! Is the last word "Chemnitz"?
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Posted 12/30/2011   11:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes it is.
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Posted 12/30/2011   11:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jhlovell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice to see you up there Nigel, been missing you. Cant read a word of German and it looks like it all runs together. Postmaster did you melt this first before scanning? :)
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Posted 12/30/2011   11:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have to admit -- my first though when I saw this card was "Are you *bleeping* me?!?".
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Posted 12/30/2011   12:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I believe it says "Logenmuseum in Chemnitz" and refers to an anti-Masonic museum (i.e. "lodge museum").

That was a real struggle for my limited German!
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Posted 12/30/2011   1:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's correct. It's a postal stationery card for the Logenmuseum (Anti-Masonic Museum) in Chemnitz.

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Posted 12/30/2011   1:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Nazis were never short of people to hate.
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Posted 12/30/2011   1:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No kidding. I'm working on my collection of private postal stationery, and some of the anti-Semitic cards are downright creepy.
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