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This document is a variation of the sick bay card. Some of the sick bay cards used in Buchenwald were designed specifically for that camp. They can be identified by the abbreviation KLBu. at the lower left edge. But earlier cards also exist which were printed without any template information. These cards do not have spaces for the prisoner’s type of imprisonment or occupation, but otherwise they are identical. The differences between these cards and the sick bay cards described in detail were not very significant.

This document is a variation of the sick bay card. Some of the sick bay cards used in Buchenwald were designed specifically for that camp. They can be identified by the abbreviation KLBu. at the lower left edge. But earlier cards also exist which were printed without any template information. These cards do not have spaces for the prisoner’s type of imprisonment or occupation, but otherwise they are identical. The differences between these cards and the sick bay cards described in detail were not very significant.

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  • What are considered variations in the ITS e-Guide?

    The ITS e-Guide distinguishes between main cards and variations. The reason for this is that there are sometimes different versions of a single type of document that can vary significantly.

    The documents referred to as main cards in the e-Guide are standard documents that were used especially frequently in the concentration camps and about which a good deal of information is available. The ITS archive also holds variations of these documents, however, which served the exact same purpose as the corresponding main cards, but which look different. There are various reasons for this: Some concentration camps used their own individually produced cards instead of the standard versions. In many other cases, individual cards and forms were used before the concentration camp administration later insisted on the use of standardized pre-printed forms.

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