Weihnacht Im Gefangenenlager, Band? (Christmas In Prison, Bando, Japan)
Weihnacht Im Gefangenenlager, Band? (Christmas In Prison, Bando, Japan)
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Weihnacht Im Gefangenenlager, Band? (Christmas In Prison, Bando, Japan)

1917. Colour woodcut Christmas card with lithographic text verso, titled and dated in image lower right, dated “10.12.17”, signed twice by sender and addressed in ink with Japanese prison and postage stamps verso, 14 x 8.7cm. Trimmed right margin.

This handmade Christmas card was sent from Band? Prisoner of War Camp in Japan by German internee Hermann Eckoldt to a “Carl Boettger, C.B. 36/5 G.C.C. [German Concentration Camp], Liverpool, NSW, Australien [sic].”

During WWI, the Liverpool-Holsworthy Concentration Camp, otherwise known as the Holsworthy Internment Camp, operated from 1914 to 1919 and held between 4,000 and 5,000 internees. “Most were either from the Austro-Hungarian empire, staff of German companies temporarily living in Australia, crews of vessels caught in Australian ports, and naturalised and native-born Australians of German descent.” Ref: NSW Migration Heritage Centre.

German soldiers captured at Tsingtao, China in November 1914 were imprisoned at Band? Prisoner of War Camp at Tokushima in Japan. Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL187-107

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