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Object ID

2015.2.6

Object Name

Envelope

Date

9-15-1932

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Description

Front: White envelope with series of red hand stamps on top. Bottom left has printed Victor Wolf symbol in teal, bottom right has address writen in black ink.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash
Dreiturm (Three Towers) had been a German company owned by Max Wolf, a Jewish businessman. In 1933 Dreiturm was confiscated by the Nazis. At this point Mr. Wolf was counseled by his tax accountant to place the company in Aryan hands so that he could enjoy a "peaceful future." In July 1934 Dreiturm was officially Aryanized by the state and then "purchased" by the Aryan firm Sidol for a fraction of its worth. Max Wolf and his family ultimately emigrated to England. The name Dreiturm Seife in Steinau is kept in place, but Wolf was no longer on the logo. Instead, the name of the washing powder produced by the firm, "Hexawa," was placed on the label on the "archive card," in spite of the fact that part of the old name Dreiturm had been retained. The Sidol Group was known to have worked on armaments production during the War. Many of Sidol's workers were forced laborers, especially Russian prisoners of war.

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 6 1/4"

Keywords

Stamp, Victor Wolf logo Steinau, Dreiturm, Three Towers, Aryanization, Sidol, Dreiturm Seifen, Max Wolf

Arianized Victor Wolf Company, Dreiturm Seife Envelope

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