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eurospace
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posted 01-09-2005 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The drawing of a young Czech boy incarcerated (and ultimately murdered) in the Auschwitz concentration camp and that was carried onboard Columbia by Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon will be commemorated on a Czech souvenir sheet.

Young Petr Ginz' drawing showed a Moonscape and is seen as a symbol that even under the grimmest of circumstances people dreamt of going to the stars.

The souvenir sheet will be issued on January 20, 2005. There is announcement, but no image yet on the Czech Post's website: http://www.cpost.cz/postaAn/filatelie/detail.asp?objID=1066

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-09-2005 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Post's website describes what was taken into space as: "...a facsimile of this pen drawing in the desire to fulfil after 58 years P. Ginz’s dreams."

Not that it really matters to the souvenir sheet being released, but my understanding was that Ramon carried the original, not a copy.

Thanks for the heads-up, Jürgen.

eurospace
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posted 01-10-2005 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert,

Yes, your recollection matches mine. When Ramon presented this item, he said he took the real thing, and there were a number of stories of the Rabbi who kept it of how much it meant to him to see it fly. At least that is how I wrote my story about this item.

Alas, the Czech Post's website still does not have any sort of an illustration of this item available.

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micropooz
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posted 01-14-2005 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Denise McCarty features this in her "World of New Issues" column in the Jan. 17, 2005 Linns Stamp News, p. 18. The article has a full size photo of the stamp and souvenir sheet. The stamp has Ginz' drawing of a moonscape and an oval picture of him. It is set in a souvenir sheet with a drawing of Columbia in orbit.

The Linns Article says that Ramon carried a copy of Ginz' drawing and that the original is at Yad Vashem (Israel's Holocaust Museum).

You can contact the Czech Post Philatelic Service, Postfila (Export Department), CZ-225 06 Prague 7, Ortenovo nam. 16, Czech Republic if you are interested in purchasing some of these.

I couldn't get beyond the Czech Post website home page.

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John K. Rochester
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posted 01-20-2005 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
such a sad demise for an item that had been through Hell and back..

eurospace
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posted 01-22-2005 03:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Karel from the Czech Republic pointed me to a website where the illustration can be seen:
http://www.japhila.cz/images/pic0251.htm http://www.japhila.cz/images/0422.pdf

And Tomas Prbyl has an image of the FDC postmarked at Terezin (the ghetto where the Nazis assembled the Czech and Slovak Jews before transporting them to the gas chambers at Auschwitz): http://kosmos-news.kosmo.cz/ginz-znamka.htm


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