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Object ID

2015.2.201

Object Name

Card, Identification

Date

5-23-1940

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Description

Front: A tan card with a black border. Includes a large black seal on top with crown and shield and a black printed title.

Interior: Tan card with printed boxes and writing in English, as well as written information in with black and blue ink, a purple AIBA stamp on either page and a signature at the bottom right.

Information Provided By Michael D. Bulmash: Group of items pertaining to the timely escape of a Jewish family from persecution in Hitler's Germany. Includes: (2015.2.202) a legalized copy of a letter from Chase National Bank to the American Consul in Vienna, Nov. 19, 1938, stating that the American Louis Cohen wishes to be responsible for the entrance of Salome Goldstein to the U.S., and further states that he maintains accounts at the bank and has been etended credit; (2015.2.201) a British National Identity card issued to Goldstein and signed by her on May 23, 1940; (2015.2.203) a Jan. 25, 1939 notice that the German Jewish Aid Committee in London has retained Goldstein's passport which presumably will remain in their possession until her future status is determined; (2015.2.204ab) a May 5, 1939 letter from a Jewish dressmaker in London stating that business conditions do not permit her to hire Goldstein; (2015.2.205a-c) a letter from a Mrs. Hoffman in London to Goldstein's parents in the U.S. who had just made the crossing, with Mrs. Hoffman relieved that they had arrived alive; (2015.2.206) a May 3, 1939 postcard from a Jewish friend or relative mentioning Budapest.

Dimensions

5 x 6 1/4"

Keywords

Crown, Shield, Germany, British National, Identity, Salome Goldstein

National Registration Identity Card for Salome Goldstein (German Family Escapes the Holocaust)

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