Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Hanukkah - 1944 style

Happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish readers out there. The above Hanukkah greeting is post marked December 26, 1944. These postcards were apparently supplied to Jewish servicemen by the USO. It's interesting to note that this card had to pass through Army censorship as noted by the stamps on the back. 


  1. That's a very interesting piece. I've never seen anything like that before. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Is there a common word that's spelled more ways? The soldier who wrote the card spelled it differently than what's on the front. My favorite is HANUKA (apparently acceptable) which looks to me more like an Eskimo word. I like the CH myself. Happy holidays to you!