Manuscript censorship Azore Islands WW2

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Manuscript censorship Azore Islands WW2

Postby GassmannP » Tue May 10, 2022 7:12 pm

Hello
attached a postcard sent Feb 9 1943 from Horta on the island of Faia, part of the Azore islands, to Switzerland. German censorship in Paris, including chemical (secret ink) testing. To the left of the stamp, there is a manuscript marking "Censurado..." (Portuguese for Censored). Has anyone seen something similar or knows more about this? is this possibly a local censorship by Portuguese authorities?

thanks, Peter

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Re: Manuscript censorship Azore Islands WW2

Postby LuzA » Thu May 12, 2022 3:52 pm

GassmannP wrote:Hello
attached a postcard sent Feb 9 1943 from Horta on the island of Faia, part of the Azore islands, to Switzerland. German censorship in Paris, including chemical (secret ink) testing. To the left of the stamp, there is a manuscript marking "Censurado..." (Portuguese for Censored). Has anyone seen something similar or knows more about this? is this possibly a local censorship by Portuguese authorities?

thanks, Peter

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Good afternoon,

This is a known practice with WWII Azores censorship. Unfortunately the censor handstamp is not so legible as we would wish.
Try to have a look at these studies:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=252#p427
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Re: Manuscript censorship Azore Islands WW2

Postby GassmannP » Fri May 13, 2022 5:22 pm

Dear LuzA, many thanks, great links!
best wishes, Peter
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