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Object ID

2012.1.97

Object Name

Passport

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Description

Grey cover with Nazi eagled titled, "Deutsches Reich Fremdenpass. Interior includes a black and white photograph of, and various biographical information about Bernard Fenster.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Nazi issued alien passport to a Jew named Bernard Fenster. Issued in Vienna in July of 1939 and good for one year. With heavy black stripe on cover to make this more noticeable by the SS. Has his picture in which his left ear is prominently shown as this was part of the Nazi propaganda that Jews could be distinguished by their left ear. With various handstamps, one Swedish adhesive revenue and finally entry into the US in early 1940.

Dimensions

4 x 6''

Keywords

Fremdenpass, Reich Seal, Alien, Passport, Vienna, propaganda, Sweden, United States, Bernard Fenster

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