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Object ID

2012.1.286a

Object Name

Envelope

Date

1-2-1941

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Description

Green envelope with handwritten address to Hugo Caspary and four stamps. Includes a handwritten return address on back flap.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: A law enacted August 17, 1938 required Jews with non-Jewish forenames to assume the name "Sara" if a woman and "Israel" if a man. This law became effective January 1, 1939. These names were to be used on all correspondence -- private or official -- including return addresses on mail. This is an "Israel" envelope with Berlin censor tape, addressed to Shanghai, China.

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 6 1/4"

Keywords

Libiria, Stamps, Shanghai, Reich seal, China, Berlin, censor, Hugo Caspary

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