The Bialystok Uprising – 1943

February 5, 1943:  A one week armed uprising commences on this day against the Germans as they try to deport the final group of Bialystok Jews. By February 12th, 18,000 Jews were in hiding. Another 10,000 were deported to the Treblinka death camp.

Pictured here are two German Occupation stamps from Bialystok in 1916.  They are overprinted with two values:  25 Pfennig and 1 Mark.  The Michel Catalog of Postage Stamps lists these items as #1 and #2 and a recent auction of these yielded about $175.00 USD.

bialystok - german occupation 1916

 

 

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