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Typewritten letter on tan paper. Addressed to Joseph Bürckel and signed by Franz Hirsch.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: One of two letters regarding a Jew's tailor shop (2012.1.369, 2012.1.370). This letter was a T.L.S. sent by one Franz Hirsch to future gauleiter of Vienna Joseph Burckel, then Reichskommissar for the union of Austria with the German Reich. Hirsch notes: "... Because I plan to open a tailors supply store and to break the monopoly of the Jews in this type of business, I would like to ask you to support me in this venture... In my district, I am viewed as an illegal National Socialist but despite all my efforts I was not able to find a suitable location based on my national views... I was in the military from 1913 to 1919... One year as a P.O.W. in Italy... Since 1921 I have been a master tailor and have had only one room which I must also use as an apartment..." On April 19, 1938 Austria had officially become part of the German Reich: Presumably Mr. Hirsch got his store.
11 3/4 x 8 1/4"
tailor shop, Stamp, Vienna, Franz Hirsch, Joseph Burckel
1933-1938: Nazification and Early Stages of Persecution: Identification, Expropriation and Aryanization; and Emigration; First Concentration Camps; Sterilization and Euthanasia Program; Internment Camps
"Letter Regarding a Jew's Tailor Shop, Which Was Seized and Given to a German" (1938). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2012.1.369.