refugees from Germany and German-occupied lands were
incarcerated by Romanian authorities, under Nazi sway after
1939. The armed forces of Romania entered the war on
Germany's side in the 1941 attack on the U.S.S.R., even
though Germany and Italy had forced Romania to cede
territory to the Soviet Union and Hungary in 1939 and 1940.
August 1944 overthrew the puppet regime. The Romanian army
then switched sides, joining Soviet forces to liberate
Transylvania, Hungary, and Slovakia from Nazi rule.
A July 27, 1942, censored military postal card with added
postage from an inmate of Camp
for political internees, forwarded to Bucharest, Hungary.
The only recorded example of mail from this camp. Also,
a January 2, 1944, periodical wrapper from Bucharest,
Romania, to Munich, Germany, censored by the Gestapo at
Vienna, which evidently worried that even a stamp collector
periodical might include seditious matter. The Gestapo did
not censor letter mail, so this censor marking is "hardly
every found" according to Karl Heinz Riemer's standard
reference on German wartime postal censorship.