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Object ID

2016.1.30

Object Name

Card

Date

4-4-1941

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Description

Front: Left half: ‘Ludwig Behr’ handstamp in red with ‘Israel’ handwritten in top left. Right half: Addressed to Chicago, Ill.; Back: Left half: handwritten lines in black ink. Right half: ‘Ludwig Behr’ handstamp in red.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Postal card pair between a Jewish man, Ludwig Behr, in Berlin, and his son in America. According to the Nuremberg laws men of Jewish descent, in order to give evidence of their origin for potential special handling by the authorities, had to use ‘Israel’ as their middle name on correspondence and women had to use ‘Sara’. These postcards are part of a correspondence between Jewish family members that were split up as things worsened in Germany prior to WWII – some remained, others fled. Mr. Behr was deported to the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp and perished there in 1942.

Dimensions

8 1/4 x 5 3/4"

Keywords

Israel, Sara, Ludwig Behr, Berlin, Reich

Third Reich

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