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Grey envelope with typewritten address to Mr. Walter Rosenthal. Includes a stamped return address on back flap from Dr. Julius Israel Fliess, as well as censor tape.
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 envelope was addressed from Berlin to Brookline, Massachusetts. The return address reads:
Dr. Julius Israel Fliess
Specializing in accurate consultations
And representing Jews
Also, since Elise Sara Reiss carried the letter to the post office, it was necessary that she list her name and address.
4 1/2 x 6 1/4"
stamp, Berlin, Brookline, Massachusetts, Nazi seal, Julius Fliess, Julius Isarel Fliess, Elise Sara Reiss, Walter Rosenthal
""Israel" Envelope" (1941). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2012.1.289a.