L’shana Tova: Rosh Hashanah V-Mail from World War II

To ease the burden on the postal system, V-mail was introduced during World War II for correspondence with service members stationed abroad. Stationery was photographed and transported on microfilm and then reproduced on small paper sheets at the destination. It was the primary way for soldiers and their families at home to communicate during the war. Of course, that meant using it for holiday cards. The following slideshow contains Rosh Hashanah v-mail from the museum’s collections. Some of these were made from templates provided by Jewish chaplains. They illustrate the importance of the holidays and friends and family to the morale of these men and women.