On these pages you will find family documents photographed
for the web under the name of silent witnesses
page one: Pacific war
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letter, air mail format, dated Aug. 30 1945, of Max Cassuto Izn to from
Rangoon, Birma, to his parents Ies and Lien Cassuto in The Hague.
In my box are more then 40 letters, mostly this air mail format, dating
from Aug. 45 up till May 1946. The content of some I will publish in
this division. The first one may be read already, go to the written
documents page (you
need a password)
first letter, dated Aug. 30 1945, of Max Cassuto
Izn to from Rangoon, Birma, to his parents Ies and Lien Cassuto in The
palace, residence for ex-POW Max Cassuto during November and December
Belvedere, het paleis van de onderkoning van Brits Indie wanneer
hij Calcutta bezocht, in de Tweede Wereldoorlog hoofdkwartier van de
RAF en na de oorlog opvangkamp en herstellingsoord voor ex-krijgsgevangen.
Hier verbleef Max Cassuto de eerste maanden na zijn krijgsgevangenschap
totdat hij werd overgebracht naar het Alipore Transit Camp in Calcutta.
Hierboven de welkomst folder voor de ex-POW-ers
Belvedere, the palace of the viceroy of India when visiting Calcutta;
during World War II headquarters of the RAF en after temporarily destined
for reception and recuperation of ex-POW's. Here stayed Max Cassuto
for the first couple of months after captivity, untill he was transferred
to the Alipore Transit Camp in Calcutta.
Above the folder for welcoming the ex-POW's
I believe it's now a hotel.
dated Nov. 1/2 1945, from Ies and Lien Cassuto to Puck Cassuto-van Zuiden,
then in Bandung, Indonesia just liberated from the Japanese. Mark the
many wanderings the letter went through! Apparently the letter didn't
reach its intended destiny, but was finally received by Max in India
Below: the backside.
the letter pictured above
letter, dated Oct. 2 1945, from Puck in Bandung (Ind.) to her husband
dated Oct. 2 1945, from Puck in Bandung (Ind.) to her husband Max
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