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Object ID

2012.1.290

Object Name

Envelope

Date

12-1-1940

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Description

Tan envelope with typewritten address to the "Comité International de la Croix Rouge, Agence Centrale Des Prisonniers de Guerre" (International Committee of the Red Cross, Central Agency for Prisoners of War). Includes typewritten return address on back flap to Erna Sara Kahn and 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.

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 6 1/4"

Keywords

stamp, Reich seal, Cologne, Committee of the International Red Cross, Central Agency of the Prisoners of War, Geneva, Switzerland, Red Cross, Erna Sara Kahn

“Sara” Envelope to International Committee of the Red Cross, Central Agency for Prisoners of War in Switzerland

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