Card of Capture for Prisoners of War - Hugo Nickel, Oskar Nickel
Offical US Army postcard which was given to German Prisoners o war for sending to their families in Germany. The carsd assured them that they were alive, in custody of the US Army, whether they were wounded, ill, or in the field hospital. No writing was allowed outside of the form which was printed. Issued in both German and English, with the name, rank, military unit, and POW number of the prisoner. This one dates from March, 1945. Issued by Prisoner of War Information Bureau, France, mailed to Brettrode, Kreis Schmalkalden, Germany. Passed by censor, 1945.
Caption: Card of Capture for Prisoners of War, Gefangenenmeldung fuer Kriegsgefangene
Message: German and English, details of prisoner's condition