Folded, four-sided card in German language, entitled 'Kontrollkarte fur den Auslandsbriefverkehr' [control card for foreign correspondence], issued to Wasyl Krechkiwsky on 23 February, 1944.

Wasyl Krechkiwsky was born in Ukraine in 1923 and after years spent in a German labour camp during World War II and then in German training camps after the War where he undertook training in motor mechanics, he migrated to Australia in 1948. Wasyl was employed at the silver-lead mines at Zeehan in Tasmania and from the1950s he worked for General Motors Holden and possibly later Nissan in Dandenong where he lived. A photograph of Wasyl behind the counter of a milk bar also suggests he owned and/or worked in a milk bar sometime during the 1950s.

Physical Description

Pale green card, folded at centre, black printed text with red stamp across front.

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