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Front: Tan card with printed black writing. Top includes several handstamps, which are a circular orange Regensburg stamp, a Kalkwerk D. Funk handstamp, and a Detusche Reichspost stamp with an eagle and 45. Beneath is printed black information with filled in black ink handwriting. There are several pasted stamps: leftmost, a dark tan stamp with orange text, then a light tan stamp with the Kalkwerk D. Funk logo, and on the bottom a Steine und Erden stamp.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Established in 1937 under Hermann Goring's oversight, the Reichwerke Hermann Goring was a massive holding company utilized primarily for mobilizing economic resources for the war effort. What began as a means to exploit Germany's domestic iron ore, the Reichwerke Hermann Goring soon producing other industrial assets through absorbing industries in occupied countries. The Reichwerke grew into a massive organization with numerous locations and departments involving the exploitation of forced laborers, prisoners of war, deportees and concentration camp prisoners. The D. Funk company was founded and owned by Jews. In an effort to supply the ironworks companies in Linz, Austria, Goring was interested in Funk's limestone quarries. As part of the aryanization process, the Funk company was forced to sell the plant for well beneath its market value. The agreed upon purchase price was in fact never paid to the heirs of the company. This "transaction" is displayed in the December 1938 "Klichee" referring to the Hermann Goring Kalkwerk Regensburg. In 1944, the name was changed to Steine and Erden, GmbH, still part of Goring's Reichwerke.
5 3/4 x 6 1/4"
Stamp, Regensburg, Kalkwerk D. Funk, Reichwerke Hermann Goring, Iron, Poland, Czechoslovakia, France, Soviet Union, Baltic states, Reichwerke, Neuengamme, D. Funk company, Linz, Austria, Hermann Goring, Hermann Goring, Limestone, Steine and Erden, Aryanization, Regensburg
"Francotyp Card Tracing Aryanization of Jewish-Owned Company by Reichwerke Hermann Goring" (1938). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2015.2.20.