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Object ID

2012.1.287

Object Name

Postcard

Date

2-25-1939

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Description

Tan postcard with green postcard lines. Includes typewritten address to "An die Berliner Handelsgesell-schaft" (Currency Exchange Office in Berlin) and handwritten return address to Herman Israel Reinauer. Includes a typewritten message.

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. Here, Herman "Israel" Reinauer complied with the law concerning the regulation of Jewish forenames. This postcard was addressed to the Currency Exchange Office in Berlin.

Dimensions

4 x 5 3/4"

Keywords

currency exchange, office, Berlin, Bayreuth, Berliner Handelsgesell-schaft, Herman Israel Reinauer, Herman Reinauer

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