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2019.2.220

Object Name

Note

Date

4-10-1939

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Document marked “Dr. RICHARD DIAMANT” in black print along left side and stamped in purple in lower right corner.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: With the extension of the German Nuremberg race laws to Austria, the Nazis stepped up persecution of the Jews by disallowing Jewish doctors from treating non-Jewish patients. Thus Dr. Diamant could treat Frau Guenser, 34 years old, because she was Jewish. He confirms she is in good health without communicable or congenital disease. The caveat that he is only allowed to treat Jews is plainly seen in two places on his noted, after his address in Kleine Stadtgutgasse 3 in Vienna. The Star of David is circled and draws attention to the caveat.

Dr. Diamant, born in Vienna, was transported from Vienna to Kaunas, Lithuania on November 23, 1941, where he was murdered. He was 39 years of age.

His patient, Frau Coelestine Guenser, was transported to Theresienstadt Ghetto in October 1942. In January 1943, she was transported from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where she was murdered.

(Database of Austrian victims of the Holocaust, Documentation Centre for Austrian Resistance, Vienna) Yad Vashem Database.

Dimensions

3 1/2 x 6 1/4"

Keywords

Dr. Richard Diament, Nuremberg Race Laws, Coelestine Guenser

Subcollection

1939-1941: Concentration:Ghettos, Einsatzgruppen (Mobile Killing Squads); WWII in Europe

Medical Note of Dr. Richard Diamant

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