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Postcard with blue stamp including date “10. April 1938.” Back includes “Wahlausweis” in black print in center.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: The annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany into the Greater German Reich (the Anschluss ), made effective by a legislative act on March 13, 1938, required ratification by a plebiscite to occur in April. The message on this card meant for Jews reads:
“Anyone who is to exercise his right to vote, although he is denied the vote or is a Jew or is known to him that he is descended from at least three fully Jewish grandparents, or is married to a Jewish mixed-race person (at least two Jewish grandparents), is to immediately return this voting document to the community office and stay away from the election. Otherwise, he is subjected to severe punishment.”
4 x 6"
Anschluss, Annexation of Austria, Plebiscite, Nuremberg Race Laws
1933-1938: Nazification and Early Stages of Persecution: Identification, Expropriation and Aryanization; and Emigration; First Concentration Camps; Sterilization and Euthanasia Program; Internment Camps
"Postcard Announcement of the Plebiscite of 10 April 1938 on Annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany" (1938). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2019.2.224.