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Various sick bay cards were used in the Ravensbrück concentration camp, including some printed by the SS-Vordruckverlag (SS form publisher). They were not very different from other sick bay cards, but there was more space on the left for recording the prisoner’s medical history. A form was filled out for Estera Affmann in Ravensbrück which was based on the front of this sick bay card. There were probably no longer enough official forms left when she arrived on August 24, 1944, and underwent her initial examination.

Various sick bay cards were used in the Ravensbrück concentration camp, including some printed by the SS-Vordruckverlag (SS form publisher). They were not very different from other sick bay cards, but there was more space on the left for recording the prisoner’s medical history. A form was filled out for Estera Affmann in Ravensbrück which was based on the front of this sick bay card. There were probably no longer enough official forms left when she arrived on August 24, 1944, and underwent her initial examination.

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